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Chap16-Questions - Community officers and supervisors are...

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Chapter 16 Questions Regarding the Future of Corrections
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Can Our Current Approach to Sentencing & Corrections Be What are we trying to accomplish? Punishment, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, restitution “Tough on Crime” has increased correctional populations and budgets, but has it impacted crime rates and made us safer?
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Will Rehabilitation Continue as a Primary Correctional Goal? The public will support rehabilitation & treatment, so long as safety can be maintained, costs are manageable, and benefits can be proven Several programs developed lately have shown positive impact, and the public is starting to respond to ‘tough on crime’ policies negatively
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Will Supervision of Offenders in the Community Change in Approach? Current approach is surveillance More conditions are placed on those being supervised, using higher technology
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Unformatted text preview: Community officers and supervisors are sensitive to public safety Do We Need a New Paradigm for Sentencing & Corrections? Perhaps a change to restorative justice? Hold offenders accountable Active involvement of the victim in determining proper sanction for the crime Can We Reduce the Impact of Prisonization & Improve the Successful Reentry of Prisoners to the Community? Prisonization is debilitating, the convict identity is difficult to shed By encouraging inmates to practice community values & customs, using transitional programs in preparation for release, and perhaps shortening sentences, we may be able to improve success Is Corrections a Good Career Choice for Me? Correctional jobs are difficult and arent for everyone Often have much discretion is how to do the job, but job can be stressful...
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