Deviance In Prison

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RESEARCH ESSAY OUTLNE Essay question: Do prisons produce deviance as much as they control it? Main points: Texts: Sumner, C. (1995). The Sociology of deviance Cohen, S. (1985). Visions of Social Control Henslin, M. (1997). Down to Earth Sociology Matza, D. (1969). Becoming Deviant Text relations: Since I will be talking about how the structures of these institutions play a pivotal role on how these inmates produce their deviant behavior. Some of the books talk about the institutions and how are their structures depending on the inmates; the other books will either explain or relate to how deviance is then brought about by the inmates and basically analyze what deviance itself is.

The beginning of the paper: I will start off by speaking about personal experience of having had visited an inmate and how the experience was. In addition due to these experiences, many different questions (the body of the essay) were brought to my attention.

Conclusion: In the conclusion I summarize my points of views and I will demonstrate that the institutions do produce deviance and as a result they contribute to their the inmate deviant behaviors.

Paragraph 1: Topic sentence: Have you ever visited an inmate in prison? Do you ever wonder how these individuals are living? Point 1: Point 2: Point 3: Paragraph 2: Topic sentence: Deviance is"¦"¦"¦"¦ Point 1: Point 2: Point 3: Paragraph 3: Topic sentence: Different types of prisons Point 1: Point 2: Point 3: Paragraph 4: Topic sentence: Criminals incarcerated Point 1: Point 2: Point3: Paragraph 5: comparisons of forms of deviance in various prisons Topic sentence: Point 1: Point2: Point3: Paragraph 6: Activities that go on inside the institutions Topic sentence: Point 1: Point 2: Point 3: Paragraph 7: conclusion Topic sentence: Point 1: Point...