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Running head: THE IMPORTANCE OF DISTINCT REHABILITATION PROGRAMS1The Importance of Distinct Rehabilitation Programs Liberty UniversityCJUS 650-B01
THE IMPORTANCE OF DISTINCT REHABILITATION PROGRAMS2AbstractThe major objective of corrections is to rehabilitate and release offenders back into society. In a flawless world, offenders would attend a standardized rehabilitation program, get released, and would go about their life without causing any more trouble and getting rearrested. However, we do not live in a perfect world. In some cases, offenders may not attend programs that are offered to them, their facility only has one standard program for all types of offenders, or due to budget limitations, a facility they are being held in does not offer any rehabilitation programs. Therefore,facilities should integrate and utilize distinct rehabilitation programs for different offender types and genders. Proper rehabilitation programs will aid offenders in getting the assistance they need to better themselves and to get ready to transition back into society. In addition, distinct rehabilitation programs will also help achieve the overall goal of rehabilitating offenders and reducing recidivism.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DISTINCT REHABILITATION PROGRAMS3The Importance of Distinct Rehabilitation ProgramsAs humans, we make mistakes every day and sometimes individuals make bad decisions that result in them getting arrested and requiring them to be put behind bars. Being put in jail or prison is a way the government punishes those who break the law. Some argue that this is a great way to get criminals off the street and to keep communities safe. While this may be true temporarily, it is important that facilities and communities focus on rehabilitating these individuals. If offenders are just locked in a cell, this alone will not help rehabilitate and prevent them from reoffending and end up back in incarceration. Lior Gideon and Hung-En Sung (2011) suggest, “In its current state, prison is not an appropriate place for rehabilitation. The current model of prison operations is based solely on incapacitation and not on inmate rehabilitation or preparation for a successful release” (Gideon and Sung, 2011, p. 3). By locking an individual in acell and failing to rehabilitate them allows a cycle to start. This cycle would be the individual getting arrested, serving their time, being released and then getting rearrested. In the long run, this wastes more taxpayer dollars as jails or prisons keep having to house the same individuals over and over. Instead, the same exact money can be utilized to fund rehabilitation programs that benefit the inmates. Gideon and Sung (2011) state, “Moreover, the practice in the United States of spending billions of dollars to lock up offenders for increasingly longer periods of time has proven ineffective; therefore, it has been suggested that these funds be spent on programs that improve the success rate of prisoners’ reentry to society” (Gideon and Sung, 2011, p. 3). Before

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