CheckPoint-Intermediate Sactions

CheckPoint-Intermediate Sactions - reduces recidivism by...

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CheckPoint: Intermediate Sanctions Intermediate sanctions are the criminal sentences given to individuals between probation, and incarceration. This can include the following: intensive probation, house arrest, electronic monitoring, drug treatment, and boot camps. These intermediate sanctions serve what is known as a dual purpose in the criminal justice system. First of all, if an individual is sentenced to intermediate sanctions, it "takes a load" off of our prison system by keeping the prisons from being over crowded. The other purpose for intermediate sanctions is it helps reduce recidivism, which is when an individual falls back into their "bad habits", like a relapse. Intermediate sanctions
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Unformatted text preview: reduces recidivism by finding an individual's "buttons" that led them to the crime in the first place. The kind of people that can and will benefit from intermediate sanctions are those who want to make positive changes in their lives. The only problem with intermediate sanctions is that a judge can't tell if an individual is looking to actually change themselves for the better, or is just looking for a "get out of jail free card". I do feel that intermediate sanctions are an appropriate punishment, for those who are willing and have the want to change themselves. Otherwise, it is a waste of time....
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