criminal justice movie assignment

1) Watch the movie The Shawshank Redemption (1994, available for streaming on Netflix or possibly on DVD).

2) Compare the depiction of the prison system in the movie vs what you’ve learned in class. How accurate do you think the movie is, based on what you’ve learned? What sticks out to you? This analysis should be at least 1-2 FULL page.

Some things that have been discussed in class have been.

Code of Hammurabi

Mosaic Law

Roman Law

Virginia and the southern colonies

Massachusetts and the New England colonies

Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic colonies

Colonial law enforcement

Colonial corrections

Capital Punishment

Colonial violence


Law enforcement


Crime and Punishment