sec2-3-priv-pris - INDV 102 Section 45 Private Prisons Why...

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INDV 102 Section 45 Private Prisons
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Why do we Punish?
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Punishment Philosophy n Incapacitation: remove ability to commit offense n Old; cut off hand, scarlet letter A, castrated n New; incarceration for life or extremely long terms n Retribution: revenge or avenging n n New; SC still refers to retribution of punishment as appropriate: Gregg v. Gg (1976) n Rehabilitation: reform to reenter society n Old; rehab. thru meditation or biblical reflection n New; treatment programs in or out of prison n Largely rejected due to Martinson report of “Nothing Works” published in 1975 Public Interest.
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Punishment #2 n Deterrence: keep people from reoffending n General: punish offender to keep others in line. n Individual: punish to remind person to stop. n Social Solidarity: relieves us of sin, makes us feel virtuous. n Punishment reinforces the morals of society and binds members closer together against crime n Shaming: attach stigma to act, reintegrate? n Old; stocks, dunking stool, n New; public humiliation, bumper stickers, shirts
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Why Prisons? Historical Relevance.
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n Pre-1770’s Public Punishments Predominate n Flogging, fines, forfeiture of property for restitution, and hard labor. n New era of 1770’s – Post Revolutionary Pennsylvania n Created by Quakers, limited use of physical punishments, rebuked death sentences. n
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