Community corrections affect society in a number of ways. There are many positive and negative effects to community corrections. An example of a positive affect is that probation cuts down on the cost of running the state prisons and county jails. In return it would save the tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars because the tax payers would not have to pay to feed and house the individuals if they were sentenced to prison or jail. However, a negative effect on society is that you honestly cannot determine whether the probationer will abide by the rules that the courts set in place.
In the criminal justice system of many countries, the purpose of imprisonment is to punish the criminal, prevent further crime and to rehabilitate the offender. How rehabilitative do you think the prison system is? The prison system is influential in rehabilitating the offenders. It seems to change the lives of offenders by providing different types of rehabilitative programs. First of all prison system provides the Vocational education training (VET) which helps in gaining the employment in future and therefore likely to work in the civilized society and less likely to reoffend (Weatherburn, 2004).
The Reality of Prisons In America Growing up, I always learned that prison was where the “bad guys” go. As I grew older, I started to learn more about prison, what it is used for, and conformed to the idea that prison makes society a safer place. Contrary to my beliefs, evidence has seemingly proven me wrong. Our prison system here in America is failing to do everything but reach it’s goal- to keep citizens safe, reduce criminal activity, and teach convicts a lesson while giving them the chance to change their behavior. This idea that Americans have in their brains- that prison “works” seems to mean that it reduces crime.
Their differences are the number of options for rehabilitation and treatment and the types of facilities that could benefit the system. The American system was designed by that of England but has more to offer the criminal that wants to be rehabilitated and released back into the public to live his or her life. The plan behind both systems is to keep the citizens of the communities safe and still treat the prisoner in a humane manner. These systems might be a world apart, but in all actuality, they are closer than many people believe in the aspect that they are very similar. If only the two systems could merge and become one great system, the crime rates just might go
What they did to prevent that was a separate criminal as much as they could, more in isolation. This was also so that correct discipline could be practiced. (Foster, B (2006 chapter 2). They did this by enforcing rules to the prisoners. They had prisoners productively being active in labor, instead of sitting around as they did in the old prisons and jails (Foster, B (2006 chapter 2).
Project 1 - Corrections Timeline 1920’s Treatment and Punishment of offenders in 1920’s Progressive era was to provide guidance; friendship and assistances to the offenders. The progressive thought it was necessary to know the offenders life history and then have a devise treatment program specific to that individual. They would need the discretion to diagnose each criminal prescribe treatment and release to the community. electric chair to be used to execute inmates sentenced to death. Lawmakers consider the electric chair a more humane method of execution than public hanging, which took place in the yards of county courthouses.
These types of decisions to try juveniles in adult court serve society in terms of placing these individuals in custody for potential rehabilitation and introduction back into society. According to Kathleen Michon, one of the advantages of trying a juvenile case in criminal courts is that “minors have the right to a jury trial in adult court” [since] most states do not provide a jury trial for juveniles (Michon, 2014, p. 2). Michon also suggests that juveniles will be more apt to receive a “sympathetic jury” (Michon,
On the other hand, it may lead some people to think that it is ok for them to do these offenses because they don’t have to go to jail as a consequence. Intermediate sanctions have helped keep the prison population down. This is helpful because over 60 billion dollars a year is spent on the corrections system. It also helps people become rehabilitated. Studies also show that people with loved ones in prison suffer financial hardship.
In this paper I will tell you what justice means to me in general as well as what it means to me as a future juvenile probation officer. In general, justice to me means that a criminal must be punished for the crime that he/she has committed. To be just and fair, the punishment must fit the crime. For instance, you would not want to seek the death penalty for someone who only committed burglary and you would not want to give someone only one to two years in prison for murder. The punishment should also increase for repeat offenders.
This form of labor can help with their rehabilitation. Prisoners may have broken the law but our society should be preparing these people to be citizens once again. Thanks to Prison Labor, the United States is once again an attractive location for investment in work that was designed for the third world labor work. U.S employers have pointed to the tight labor market for their interest in employing prisoners. Prisoners are awarded little items such as; time in the library, time in a games room, time outside and quality time with family from their participation.