You will be given a rather lengthy, but fun and interesting, written assignment. I will provide you with a list of films that are related to the topic of correctional systems and practices. You will be asked to select one of these films, preferably one that you have not seen recently. You will be responsible for obtaining this film and may need to purchase it. The objective of the assignment is to watch the movie and then apply various concepts that we have discussed throughout class during the semester. The paper must be a minimum of 1,600 words, not counting references or a cover page. Any paper that does not meet this minimum word criteria will be subject to a penalty. Papers need not be any longer than 2,200 words.
While these papers must have a scholarly tone (e.g. using appropriate grammar and a college-level vocabulary, not using contractions or the first-person), they will consist mainly of your own original ideas and thoughts.
You are virtually unlimited as to what you can write about. You may discuss any aspect of the film, so long as you integrate some of the concepts that you have learned in the reading and online discussions throughout the semester. Do not merely give a synopsis of the film. Rather, show that you able to apply course concepts throughout your paper. You are welcome to use outside sources (e.g. scholarly articles, books, appropriate Internet sources), however, do not quote verbatim at any time from these sources. Since this is a rather short assignment, it must be in your own words. Paraphrasing is o.k., but do not have long quotes from outside sources. Also, if you use an outside source, be sure to cite this in the reference section of your paper. You may use either MLA or APA style.
I will allow you to quote the movie if you feel that it illustrates an important point. However, a quote can be no more than 100 words. And, you may only quote your film a maximum of three times. No exceptions. Please make sure that you follow this rule, as deviations will result in a penalty.
Textbook used in class:
Alarid, Leanne F. and Philip L. Reichel. (2015). Corrections, 2nd Edition. Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 978-0133587609.
Movie Paper have to be on: A Prophet ! The movie is about prision and was released in 2009 staring