Finished Project


Description of the Project

The way prisoners are treated today and the misconduct of prison staff members has become a real concern in individuals today.

List of Ideas

Over stepping- to go beyond or exceed; to over steps one’s authority (

Deviance- any behavior that violates social norms, and is usually of sufficient severity to warrant disapproval from the majority of society (

Scapegoating- the practice of singling out one party for unmerited negative treatment or blame (

Minority group- a category of people differentiated from the social majority, those who hold the majority of positions of social power in a society, and may be defined by law (

Majority group- The majority is the social group considered to have the most power in a particular place (and sometimes the most members) (…/race-and-ethnicity-definitions-social-minority-vs-social-majority.html)

Prenotion- an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence (

Power- is the ability to influence or outright control the behavior of people (

Discrimination- an action or practice that excludes, disadvantages, or merely differentiates between individuals or groups of individuals on the basis of some ascribed or perceived trait     (…/obo-9780199756384-0013.xml)

Prejudice- a negative outlook toward a person or group, based on the perceived status or characteristics of that person or group (

Grievability- the ability to grieve over something and have feelings for their loss

How did you make it?

When I was doing the research part or my project I kept thinking of a way to visual show my idea. The first thing that came to me was a jail cell. I then thought of how I could make it and incorporate all of my ideas in, and that’s how I came up with the idea of a jail cell with my 10 theoretical ideas as the bars of the cell. I then went and got foam to make the floor and ceiling, big popsicle sticks to make the bars, and poster board to make the prisoner character and guard and to make the black background.

Advice to Others

My only advice would be to choose a topic that really interests you and something you really want to learn more about.