SAGE Journal Articles

Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter. Journal articles can act as an ideal resource to help support your assignments and studies.

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Food for Thought Article

Article 1: Lutz, F. E., & Brody, D. C. (1999). Mental abuse as cruel and unusual punishment: Do boot camp prisons violate the Eighth Amendment? Crime & Delinquency, 45(2), 242-255. DOI: 10.1177/0011128799045002004

Article 2: Drapela, L. A. (2009). Innovation in community corrections and probation officers’ fears of being sued: Implementing neighborhood-based supervision in Spokane, Washington. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 25(4) 364-383. DOI: 10.1177/1043986209344549

  1. The author states that community corrections should be considered as a human service profession that requires relationships to develop between officers and offenders to better manage the process of change over time. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not?
  2. Given that Chapter 4 of our text states that community supervision can be dangerous, do you agree with the author’s suggestion that CCO’s caseloads must be reduced so that officers and offenders may build humane relationships through face-to-face interactions?
  3. What is the parted played by field probation officers in community-oriented approaches?

Article 3: Worrall, J. (2001). Culpability Standards in Section 1983 Litigation Against Criminal Justice Officials: When and Why Mental State Matters. Crime and Delinquency 47(1) 28-59. DOI: 10.1177/0011128701047001002

  1. Why have the 4th, 8th, and 14th amendments been the most prone to raising issues of culpability?
  2. Discuss the deliberate indifference standard in evaluating the Eighth Amendment conditions of confinement discussed in the article.
  3. What is meant by qualified immunity? Why is it considered “judicially created defense”?