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The socialization of inmates into the prison subculture is called:
2013, Anthony Marshall, the son of socialite Brooke Astor, was sent to a New York prison for stealing the family fortune. What was special about Marshall?
He was the oldest non-violent criminal sent to prison in New York.
Which one most closely depicts the female offender incarcerated in prison?
Most likely to have been convicted of a drug offense
Brown v. Plata was a 2011 landmark case from California that dealt with:
The ten years between 1970 and 1980 have been called the ________ of prison riots.
Hudson v. Palmer held that:
Prisoners had no reasonable expectation of privacy in their cell.
Which refers to the values and behavioral patterns characteristic of prison inmates?
Prison staffers are concerned with two main issues:
Custody and control
In prison argot, "crack kids" are:
Streetwise young women with no respect for traditional prison values.
Correctional personnel have a role to play in preventing terrorist attacks on America by:
Within a few years following the end of the hands-off doctrine, which of the following intervened in the running of prisons in numerous states?
The inmate who thinks of prison as his home is called:
Civil death refers to:
Inmates denied the opportunity to vote, hold public office, or enter into contracts.
Career female offenders who have adapted to prison life and generally keep to themselves are known as the:
Which Supreme Court case signals a return to the hands-off doctrine of earlier times?
Wilson v. Seiter
A wanton disregard by corrections personnel for the well-being of inmates is known as:
In 2012 a riot broke out in a desperately overcrowded Mexican prison in the town of Apodaca. How many inmates were killed before the riot was brought under control?
One of the leading influences affecting staff cultures of corrections officers is the potential:
Threat that inmates pose.
Prison argot is:
An inmate group, gang, or organization whose members act together to pose a threat to the safety of corrections staff or the public, who prey upon other inmates is called:
A security threat group.
There is mandatory psychological testing for all new correctional officers prior to hiring in all 50 states.T/F?
A security threat group (STG) is an inmate group, gang, or organization whose members act together to pose a threat to the safety of corrections staff or the public, who prey upon other inmates, or who threaten the secure and orderly operation of a correctional institution.T/F?
Prison argot is the slang characteristic of prison subcultures and prison life.T/F?
Few women's prisons have programs specifically designed for female offenders.T/F?
The number of inmates who die from AIDS-related illnesses is much lower than years past.T/F?
A study of prison slang found that aggressive men who assumed the masculine role in homosexual relations were called tigers.T/F?
In a 2013 BJS study it was found that 23% of the inmates surveyed in state and federal prisons reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization.T/F?
According to a 2013 study women accounted for less than 5% of all inmates in state and federal prisons.T/F?
Gender responsiveness means understanding and taking account of the differences in characteristics and life experiences that women and men bring to the criminal justice system, and adjusting strategies and practices in ways that appropriately respond to those conditions.T/F?
Prison staff members are most concerned with custody and control of the inmates within the prison walls.T/F?
Today's American prisons are relatively calm, but the 1980s have been called the "explosive decade" of prison riots.T/F?
One suggested cause for prison riots is they provide the opportunity to "cleanse" the prison of informers and rats and to resolve power struggles among ethnic groups within the institution.T/F?
In the court system, the balancing test attempts to weigh the rights of an individual, as guaranteed by the Constitution, against the authority of the states to make laws or otherwise restrict a person's freedom in order to protect the state's interests and its citizens.T/F?
Disciplinary actions by prison authorities may require a formalized hearing process, especially when staff members bring charges of rule violations against inmates that might result in some form of punishment being imposed on them. T/F?
Confining offenders over the age of 50 is less expensive than confining inmates under 50 years of age. T/F?