Prisons, Punishment and criminal Justice
A2 Assessment RESEARCH EXERCISE (1,200 words) Worth: 50%
Late penalty: If the assignment is submitted (without an approved extension) after the due date and time, it will attract a late penalty of 10% per day (including weekends) up to a maximum of 10 days, at which time the penalty will be 100% of what the assignment is worth. Assessments will not be accepted, in the absence of approved extensions and Special Considerations, after the marked assessment task has been returned to students who submitted the task on time.
Also see section on Extension, Special Consideration, and late assignment penalties in attached Social Science Student Resources document. Submission method: Students must submit their assignments to Turnitin by the due date and time.
A2 Description The research exercise (1200 words MAX.) is an opportunity for students to undertake independent research with a focus on a particular area of law or correctional practice or penal setting. Students will develop and enhance their writing and analytical skills while gaining an appreciation of how social and political factors influence laws and practices around punishment.
Here is the question
Question 2. Restorative Justice: Who has the right to punish? Does restorative justice facilitate this right, or is it a true alternative to punishment? What are the criticisms of its capacity to fulfill the requirements of justice?
Introduction and background â€“ (200* words) Very concisely state your research question. Set the scene; give some background information about the topic and explain the current debate. This is to introduce and explain relevant theoretical concepts so as to contextualise your contribution to the argument. Give just a hint at what you found out and what your findings mean so as to alert your reader to what follows. (Do all this concisely so as to not risk repetition).
Findings & Discussion â€“ (750* words) Organise your concepts and findings in a logical sequence to present an argument for how best to understand the situation. What interpretations and judgements have you made and how are these supported? Use short informative subheadings if desired (but not if this risks disturbing the flow of your argument and discussion).
Implications & Recommendations â€“ (250* words) What is the significance of your findings and your discussion? What suggestions can be drawn from your argument? References â€“ A properly formatted list of all, and only, the sources you cited in your text.
* The length of these sections might be adjusted to suit. Before Submitting your work: Ã˜ Typing must be double-spaced 12-point font ('Times New Roman' or 'Cambria') with 2.5Â¬3cm margins. Insert page numbers.
Ã˜ Re-read your work to check that it has no spelling or grammatical errors, and is clear and concise. Check that your paragraph formatting is clear and that your paragraphs are not too long (aim for about 100 words per paragraph). Use simple sentence structures and remove all unnecessary words â€“ yes, you can always be more concise.
Please use this reading
Hudson, B. (2003) Understanding Justice: an introduction to ideas, perspectives, and controversies in modern penal theory, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia, P.A.: Open University Press
Robinson, G & Shapland, J 2008, 'Reducing recidivism: a task for restorative justice?', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 337-58
Daly K 2013, The punishment debate in restoration Justice, in Simon J and sparks R (eds), The SAGE HANDBOOK of punishment and societ. London: Sage publications: 356-374
Daly K 2006, Restorative Justice and sexual assault: An archival study of court or conference cases. British journal of criminology 46 (2): 334-356
Hayes H 2005. Assessing reoffending in restorative justice conferences. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 38 (1): 77-101
Braithwaite J 2002. Setting Standards for restorative justice. British Journal of criminology 42:563-577
Zedner, L 1994, 'Reparation and retribution: are they reconcilable?', The Modern Law Review, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 228-50.
Bottoms, A 2003, â€˜Some sociological reflections on restorative justiceâ€™, in AE Bottoms, K Roach, J Roberts, A von Hirsch & M Schiff (eds), Restorative justice and criminal justice: competing or reconcilable paradigms? Hart, Portland, OR, pp. 79-113
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