Message no. 541[Branch from no. 527] Posted by Thomas Culhane (1311520071) on
Great summary. You might enjoy the audio reading I have posted in the Course content area.
Thanks for the link to the article How Are Memories Stored and Retrieved? by Greg Miller (http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/309/5731/92)). I found it absolutely fascinating to learn how medical imaging and other research is revealing how we store memories over time.
I also liked your link to the different types of institutional environments and was glad we have AngloSaxon style rather than Latin type and Traditional type environments in our institutions. Even when it comes to prisons, and the horrible environment you describe visiting as a criminal justice intern, I would rather be in an Anglo Saxon style prison than a latin or traditional style. Every day I pass by a
A Donald Duck comic I read here had a story where Donald becomes Mayor of Duckville and decides to renovate the jails and make them more humane. He makes them so comfortable that the Beagle Boys spread the word that you get a free room and meals and television if you commit a crime and all of a sudden everybody starts commiting crimes.
It is a vexing problem. How much of the jail environment itself should serve as a deterrent to outside crime, and how much should it serve as a place where environmental conditions can help reform people?
My experience working with gang kids in inner city
I would love to hear more about this topic from you and anyone else who has direct experience with jails.