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Brubaker (Stuart Rosenberg, dir.) (1980).  In viewing this film, which is a fictionalized account of practices alleged in some mid–twentieth century southern prison farms, consider how discretion was exercised within the correctional system, whether the film portrays professionalism and/or bureaucracy in corrections, and how differing conceptions of morality affected decisions about the role of prisons in society.

Colors (Dennis Hopper, dir.) (1988).  In viewing this film, consider how discretion was exercised by the police officers, whether the film portrays professionalism and/or bureaucracy in policing, and how differing conceptions of morality affected decisions about law and its enforcement.



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