Sykes. 1958. Society of Captives.

. I
will grade each essay on a pass/fail basis. Here is what you need to do to earn
a passing grade on each essay:

·        
Write
a minimum of 500 words.
.        NO PLAGIARISM (intentional or unintentional is careless) use paraphrazing

o  
If
you write less than 500 words, you will automatically fail the essay.

o  
500
words is about the same as one single-spaced page of text, or two double-spaced
pages of text.

o  
Direct
quotations do not contribute
to the word count.

·        
Each
essay should address all of the main points in the corresponding question
prompt.

·        
You
must use in-text citations with corresponding page numbers.

o  
Example: “Harari (2015:3) argues that humans descend from
great apes.”

§  Author last name (Harari)

§  Year of publication (published
in 2015)

§  Page number where the information comes from
(page 3)

Complete
this week’s readings in the following order. I encourage you to read one text,
then answer the accompanying essay question before turning to the next reading.
This read-write-read-write approach will make sure that the information
from each reading is fresh on your mind while you are writing.

  1)    1)     Sykes. 1958. Society of Captives.

Essay Questions 
 (Society of Captives)

Part
one:

In
Chapter One (“The Prison and Its Setting”), Sykes poses a rhetorical question:
“On what grounds is imprisonment justified?” He offers three answers to this
question. Describe all three answers.

 

Part
two:

In
Chapter Four (“The Pains of Imprisonment”), Sykes argues that incarceration is
a painful experience. Elaborate on one reason
why it is painful to be incarcerated, and then speculate on how an incarcerated
person might be able to partially overcome this source of suffering through
interacting with other prisoners.

 

Example:
“Sykes argues that one of the main reasons it is painful to be in prison is
because of X, which refers to …
However, prisoners may be able to overcome X
by turning to other inmates. For example …”