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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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- Spring '10