470 Prison Policy Slides

470 Prison Policy Slides - Prison Policy What jail...

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4/6/11 Prison Policy What jail administrators and prison officials can do or not do is directly impacted by decisions made by police, prosecutors and judges in the criminal justice system. Simplified policy approach: When jails or prisons are to crowded, simply let inmates out early, lower parole criteria, or change the law regarding length of sentence. When jails or prisons have more space – reverse the process. Problems with this approach?
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4/6/11 Impact of Ideology How we as a society should punish those who break the law is a hotly contested issue. Conservative and liberal ideology has basic assumption regarding those who commit crime and specific strategies/policies on the best way to protect society . Break into groups and answer the following:
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4/6/11 Incapacitation Selective incapacitation is a sentencing approach to reducing crime by making careful distinctions among criminal offenders – targeting those who commit serious crime at a
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