Following is a paraphrase of the interviews with David and Amy. Fill in the blanks using your own words. In some cases, you will need to write more than one word.
David says that the _ _______ and the__________________
exacerbate the problem of juvenile crime. He believes that kids are essentially
____________ . He thinks they need more _
____________________ systems and after-school activities. He also thinks
they need good role models. However, he believes that if someone does commit a crime, the punishment should be________________________________________ , but
Amy says that to deter people from committing crime, you have to talk
about social factors such as whether there are enough
for everyone and enough social support systems. But if convicted criminals are
sent to jail, we need programs to______________________ them, such as drug
treatment programs and _____________________ programs. Unfortunately,
many of the programs that she thinks are needed have been
Amy believes that one reason there are so many recidivists is because criminals have a bad experience in jail. When prisoners are released, Amy
thinks they need_________________________________________ to help
them go back into society.
2 Compare your answers with a partner. Remember that your answers will probably not be exactly the same.
Incarceration rates per 100,000 population
United South Czech England/ Germany Denmark Nether – Japan
States Africa Republic Wales lands
Source: From p. 163, Michael Hughes, Carolyn J. Kroehler and James W. Vender Zanden, Sociology: The Core, 6e, © 2002. Reprinted with permission of The McGraw-Hill Companies.
Look at the following bar graph. It shows the incarceration rate per 100,000 people in eight countries. Incarceration means being pul into prison.
Discuss the following questions with a partner.
1 Which country had the most people in prison in 1985 (or 1989)? Which country had the least people in prison?
2 Which country’ had the most people in prison in 1995? Which country had the least people in prison?
3 What is your reaction to the information in the graph? Does any of the information surprise you? If so, why?
4 How do you think David and Amy would react to the information in th. e graph?