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Faculty Mentors

Lana McDowell

Abstract

There have been universal efforts to regulate the management of prisons via the United Nations; however, it is important to be aware of cultural differences when it comes to effective prison management. It is not only important to recognize cultural diversity in one’s own country, but it is also important to understand cultural diversity in other countries abroad. This understanding allows for greater understanding in regards to policy implementation and why certain processes and mandates are considered to be effective for these various systems. In addition, it should be realized that what works for one nation may not be applicable in another. Similarly, the goals of incarceration may differ among world nations.

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