CJU Ch10.pdf - Community Corrections ● Often considered ○ Most cost-effective ○ Better at reducing future crime ○ A way to minimize the negative

CJU Ch10.pdf - Community Corrections ● Often considered...

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Community Corrections Often considered Most cost-effective Better at reducing future crime A way to minimize the negative and stigmatizing consequences of interaction with the criminal justice system Punishment Punish the offender for his/her law breaking behavior and do so in a way that reduces the likelihood of recidivism Goals of Correctional Responses Ensuring safety Nonsensical to incarcerate nonviolent and/or petty criminal at great cost to taxpayers. Offenders, and the community at large when alternative safe solutions are available Rehabilitation/Nonintervention Helps with coping skills, drug/alcohol addictions, education,skills needed to become productive law-abiding citizens The offender can maintain employment, develop new skills through therapy and training, and remain engaged with his/her family Restorative justice Designed to emphasize that lawbreaking harms the victims and the community Restoration happens when the victim, offender, and the community work together to develop an appropriate response to criminal behavior Community Corrections Decision to sentence an offender to community corrections is influenced by: Structured sentencing guidelines Nature and circumstances of crime Motivation of offender Offender characteristics such as employment; childcare responsibilities Resource availability Statues (loca, state, and federal)
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