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Question: Discuss prisons as re-socialization agencies of modern society and alternative criminal law policies, such as restorative justice.

Module title: Sociology of Law

Answer: This essay will evaluate the effectiveness of prisons in the resocialization of inmates and the other alternatives to the prison system.

This essay will be broken down into a few subtopics:
1. Socialization and Resocialization
This subtopic will begin by providing a sound understanding on the topic of resocialization through some basic explanations and theories on socialization. In this section, the different theories raised by George Herbert Mead, Jean Piaget and Talcott Parsons will be explored to give a well-rounded view on the process of socialization. The concept of resocialization will be introduced with William M Rivera’s theory.

2. Prisons as Agencies for Conformity
This subtopic is an extension from the first subtopic. It will examine the resocialization in a post-prison context. It will raise the reasons and characteristics of prisons as an agency which enables it ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Sociology of Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 5997
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2017
  • Date written: March, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7928

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