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U.S. vs. Norway Prison Comparison Research Paper Assignment Overview



Directions:  You are to compose a research paper that contrasts the prison system found in the United States of America with that of the country of Norway.  Your will seek to answer the following questions in your paper:

   How do the Norwegian and American prison systems differ with regard to: a) core philosophy b) function c) nonmaterial culture d) material culture of the prison environment e) prison employee interaction with incarcerated persons f) norms


  • Minimum of 750 words
  • APA Format     This includes correct font type and size, correct spacing, cover page, pagination, in-text citations and reference page. You do not need to compose an "abstract".  Please refer to the "Purdue OWL" link for detailed information.
  • Minimum of five sources in addition to the videoes we watched in class
  • Submitted to (printed papers will not be scored)

Research Resources

SIRS Knowledge Source is an on-line database where you can search for information.  You will find the link on the Destiny Homepage. Click on "Online Databases", "School Access" and then select "SIRS Knowledge Source".   You can access this at home by usiing the login "charlescounty" and the password "welcome".


Essay Rubric

The rubric is below:


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