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Unformatted text preview: Provide vocational education • Maximize resources in areas of high poverty • Involve the community as criminal justice agencies tend to create more problems for youthful offenders The Pendulum Swings towards retribution Consequences of Contemporary Mass Imprisonment • Overcrowding has meant scarce resources for correctional institutions • “get tough” policies have made implementation of correctional ideologies (i.e., treatment, reintegration) very difficult. Summary • Corrections in America is in a crisis and at a crossroads o Overcrowded prisons lead to violence o Custody and control now rule 3/8/10 3 Strikes (Prop. 184): any person in the state of California found guilty of three felonies faces life in prison. “650 Lifer” Law: any person in the state of Michigan found guilty of possession of 650 grams of cocaine or heroin faces life in prison without the possibility of parole....
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- Spring '06
- Criminal Justice, criminal law, Contemporary Mass Imprisonment, Provide vocational education