Write a critical reading essay based on the article by Debra Parkes provided in the task description (500 words)
Write a critical reading essay based on the article by Debra Parkes provided in the task description. Cite at least two sources in the MLA format.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CRITICAL READING ESSAY DESCRIPTION
This critical reading assignment will be based on the article by Debra Parkes “Solitary Confinement, Prisoner Litigation, and the Possibility of a Prison Abolitionist Lawyering Ethic”
The questions you need to answer that are below are to help you improve your critical reading skills, demonstrate your ability to understand academic literature, and provide an opportunity to improve your writing skills.
Also, assistance for understanding the material and working on your writing skills will be provided in your tutorials. This double-spaced, two-three page critical reading assignment will be graded on the quality and thoughtfulness of the responses.
Remember that this is not an opinion piece. You must support your discussion with points raised in the reading. You may refer to other course readings and/or material to do so. Also, make sure to name the author.
Your critical reading assignment will address the following questions:
What are the main goals of the text? How does the author aim to achieve these goals?
Also, what are the specific arguments advanced by the author in the text?
What theories/theoretical frameworks and/or concepts does the text engage with? Are these contested within the piece? If so, how are they?
What is the specific conclusion of the text?
Finally, do you agree or disagree with the author’s specific conclusion? Explain and support your position