The History Of Corrections In America

Required Textbook: Clear, T., Cole, G., & Reisiig, M. (2013). American Corrections. (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 

You may Use one to two additional credible sources.

Please read chapter 3 and respond to the following Critical Thinking Questions:

Describe “The Great Law” of Pennsylvania and note its importance. Distinguish the basic assumptions of the penitentiary systems of Pennsylvania and New York. Discuss the assumptions of the medical model regarding the nature of criminal behavior and its correction.

You will also respond to 2 of your peers. When responding to a student’s post, be sure to use and address the following:

Community Corrections

Medical Model


Crime Control Model of Corrections

Contract Labor System