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In Crisis and Reform: Current Issues in American Punishment (p. 126), Alexis Durham writes,
"The ongoing debate about how women prisoners ought to be treated relative to their male counterparts will be a failure if it does not lead us to reconsider the predicates of the largely ineffective correctional system now in operation ... working through the problems of gender in the correctional system represents a terrific opportunity to rethink global correctional objectives, assess the utility of the approaches that have been tried, and refresh our thinking about what is likely to prove useful in the future."
Please write a reaction paper (4-6 pages in length) to the quote in which you explore global correctional objectives, the effectiveness of the approaches that have been tried in attempts to realize correctional objectives and possible new approaches that appear to be promising in addressing the crisis in our correctional institutions.
Johnson discusses research that examines the effectiveness of approaches that have been employed to realize correctional objectives, including some relatively recent approaches. In developing your reaction paper, please address this research, but provide a discussion of more current research on correctional approaches designed to address the prison crisis as well. This will require that you conduct Internet and library research reflected in your grade.