Country Profile Assignment: "Colombia"
you are going to investigate some common violations of international standards for human rights and acceptable standards for the treatment of prisoners that occur in your chosen country. Violations could include but are not limited to:
- Prison overcrowding
- Poor living conditions, disease, etc
- Extreme violence or brutality
- Discrimination in incarceration
- Housing of vulnerable populations (women, children, pre-trial detainees)
- Use of corporal punishment, solitary confinement, and/or prisoners serving as guards
Relate your findings back to our course material regarding prison issues.
Some helpful resources for this week include Amnesty International (https://www.amnesty.org/en/), the US Department of State’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/), Penal Reform International (https://penalreform.org), and the World Prison Brief (http://prisonstudies.org/world-prison-brief-data).
In addition to the above resources, feel free to use any other digital or print resources you can find. In all cases, you MUST CITE YOUR SOURCES APPROPRIATELY.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Have fun! Apply what we talked about in class to your project. Look up some outlandish or crazy news stories, high-profile events, etc. that are relevant to the week’s material.
-3 pages in total
-times new roman, 12 point font, double spaced
-2 pages of information
-also in report include a paragraph comparing the findings from Colombia to the united states
-3rd page includes
Brief concluding remarks
In lieu of reading a textbook this semester, you read about various issues in your chosen country. I want to get a sense for your overall impression of that country after doing these assignments. To that end, write a brief (1-2 paragraph) response to the following prompt:
- Imagine you’re visiting [insert your country’s name here] and got into a dispute with a citizen of that country. The argument escalated and ended with you brutally assaulting the citizen. You’re now facing criminal charges and likely conviction. Based on what you learned about your country and its criminal justice system, would you rather face charges—and along with that, the possibility of pre-trial detention (if applicable), different trial processes, different sentences/punishments if convicted, etc.—in that country or would you rather have committed the offense in the US and face our criminal justice system here? Why? Justify your response by including some details.