Research online – Orange is the New Black (Piper Kerman\’s story). Some of you have already read \”Orange is the New Black\”, or viewed episodes from season 1, 2 etc. on TV or online through YouTube. This will really assist you in this assignment.
Referring back to the offender section of the Belknap text (Chapters 4-6), how is Piper Kermans story similar and different from other female offenders? More specifically, discuss Pipers criminal offense, race, education, and socioeconomic status compared to the overall statistics of female offenders. Discuss Pipers experiences in prison including coping skills, relationships with inmates and guards, as well as the social system in prison. In detail, explain what would help these women behind bars reintegrate and be more productive members of society?
Now, regarding the citing of outside sources, you will need to provide probably a couple of these – i.e., a reference to the book (memoir), a video clip, other commentary related to Piper\’s life (interviews) etc. I believe the point about the textbook here is so that you will make that connection of theory to application. The theory component being Belknap and content from the text – the practical piece being Piper\’s life story. Let me know if you have any additional questions. Hope this helps.
The text book the class is using is The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice (4th ed.)