Curricular Unit:Code:
Correctional Systems and Execution of Sentences780SPEP
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
3UndergraduateCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
This course aims at providing students with fundamental knowledge regarding correctional systems and execution of sentences and its specificity. As well as explaining several theoretical approaches, the development of an integrative, pragmatic and analytical approach to punishment, treatment, and supervision of persons who have been convicted of crimes, as well as a general investigative, critically reflective and knowledge-seeking attitude, is intended
Syllabus:
1. Prison Sistems: History and philosophy of prison. Deviancy and an institutional response. Prison Models. The 21th-Century Prison. Prison Architecture
2. Prison management. Legal regulation. Correctional staff and management. Human rights and enforcement of sentences. Prisoners rights and duties
3. Execution of sentences and prison treatment. Characteristics of the prison population. Classification and rehabilitation. Prison programs.Impact of corrections on re-offending.Transition from jail to community. Parole.
4. Alternative punishments. Decriminalization. Possible alternatives to sentences of imprisonment. Early release. Restorative justice
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
This course's contents were selected based on their empirical validity, applicability and relevance to the field. The inclusion of diverse approaches provides students with a comprehensive perspective of the actual scope of this field. Hence, the course contents provide students with a solid, comprehensive, up to date and empirically valid basis to build their knowledge on, encouraging further research as well as the application of the presented theoretical models.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The teaching methods are theoretical-practical classes, including (1) explanation and debate of relevant theoretical concepts; (2) demonstration of the practical application of those concepts; and (3) guidance of autonomous study by the students, consulting the recommended references.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The explanation of the theoretical models is essential for the students' understanding, as is the in class debate of these models. The explanation is accompanied by examples of practical applications of the presented theoretical models, and students are requested to provide further examples. These methods stimulate the development of an integrative, pragmatic and analytical approach to the presented theoretical models, as well as a general investigative, critically reflective and knowledge-seeking attitude. This course's contents were selected based on their empirical validity, applicability and relevance to the field. The inclusion of diverse approaches provides students with a comprehensive perspective of the actual scope of this field. Hence, the course contents provide students with a solid, comprehensive, up to date and empirically valid basis to build their knowledge on, encouraging further research as well as the application of the presented theoretical models.
Reading:
Classificação dos Estabelecimentos Prisionais. Portaria n.º 13/2013, de 11 de janeiro
Código da Execução das Penas e Medidas Privativas de Liberdade. Lei n.º 115/2009, de 12 de outubro
Foucault, M. (2005). Vigiar e punir: nascimento da prisão. Petrópolis : Vozes.
Gonçalves, P. C. (2009). A Pena Privativa de Liberdade. Evolução história e doutrinal. Lisboa: Quid Juris.
Jewkes, Y. (2008). Handbook on Prisons Devon: Willan.
López Melero, M. (2012) Evolución de los sistemas penitenciarios y de la ejecución penal. Anuario Facultad de Derecho. Universidad de Alcalá V, 401-444. Disponível em: http://dspace.uah.es/dspace/bitstream/handle/10017/13803/evolucion_lopez_AFDUA_2012.pdf?sequence=1
Pollock, J. M. (2014). The Rationale for imprisonment. In A. G. Blackburn, S. K. Fowler,
J. M. Pollock, Prisons Today and Tomorrow. Burlington: Jones and Bartlett Learning. Disponível em: http://www.jblearning.com/samples/0763729043/Chapter_01.pdf