Writing Prompt Reflection 1

Writing Prompt Reflection 1

These are the questions you are to address in your writing assignments. They are intended to be brief (two to three pages maximum, double spaced, 1” margins, Times 12pt font) and not be all that different than the classic 5-paragraph essay you learned in high school. That is,

1- you should begin with an introduction, a very brief summary of the reading in question. Not a lot of detail, just enough to review it for someone who may not be familiar with it.

2- you should briefly answer the question.

3- you should spend the bulk of the essay providing evidence in support of your answer. This evidence should be references to the text, in direct quotation or paraphrased, plus evidence in the form of your own experience( if the question calls for it) citing specific illustrations.

4- Finally, you should conclude, alluding to the text and the answer you summarized in your introduction.


Adhering to the text is preferred over simply “philosophizing.” This is not a personal reflection paper, even though you may include personal vignettes for illustration. “Compare” means find similarities; “contrast” means highlight differences.


Plan your answer first; otherwise, you will not get to the point until the last paragraph, after rambling, and “thinking out loud” for the rest of your essay. Many of these questions are complex and require thought to arrive at an answer. Avoid easy generalizations; be specific. Do not say anything you cannot support — with the text, or your own particular experiences. Be succinct; 2-3 pages does not allow room for “fluff.”


Before you print or upload, revise. Make sure your essay is responsive in both content and form. This requires that you not write the essay at the last minute, but give yourself time to review it and improve it. Even an hour between first and second draft (and print) will have an impact.


Introduction to the Juvenile Justice System


Please answer the following  questions:

1. After watching the documentary “Ross Kemp on Gangs – Moscow,” and reading the first two chapters of our text, compare and contrast gang life in the United States versus Russia. What are the similarities and what are the differences?

2. Research White Nationalist Gangs in the United States by using the library database or other online resources. After finding a gang, how does that gang’s ideology compare to the Russian nationalist gang?

3. How does violent crime in the United States compare to Russia?

Use Google to find some data to support your response.

the two chapter from the text book are attached and this is the link for the documentary “Ross Kemp – On Gangs – Moscow”

Compare And Contrast Authoritarian Personality And The Banality Of Evil Theories