CJS 230 Corrections Rehabilitation - Running head Prisoner...

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Running head: Prisoner rehabilitation Prisoner Rehabilitation Brian C. Kennedy University of Phoenix CJS230 David Williams 27 Sep 2014 1
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Parole and release Abstract The term rehabilitation can be defined as a return to a prior state. In correctional terms it is often used to define a prisoner’s propensity to desistance (cessation of criminal behavior). However, to apply the term as it is narrowly defined, a prisoner should probably not be rehabilitated, as that version of the person prior to incarceration is the very type that became incarcerated due to bad choices. Instead, prisoners should be habilitated. Habilitating them brings them to a level beyond their prior criminalist ways. It transforms them into a person not prone to crime but rather to law abiding status. Once the criminal justice system begins to properly apply the term and work from a perspective that attempts to habilitate rather than rehabilitate, we may never see a successful correctional model.
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  • Fall '11
  • REBECASANCHEZ
  • Criminal Justice, death row inmates, prisoner rehabilitation, Brian C. Kennedy, prior criminalist ways

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