Objectives of Punishment

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Objectives of Punishment Jennifer O’Neal CJS 230 Jean O’Gallagher July 16, 2011
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The objective of punishment in the criminal justice system is to reform and rehabilitate criminals in order to prevent future harm. In order to prevent future harm, imprisonment is needed because if a criminal is incapacitated they will be unable to cause harm to a society. With the criminals incarcerated, the criminal justice system is able to put an effort into rehabilitating and reforming criminals. Punishment applies to the overall criminal justice system because without punishment, there would be no criminal justice system. Without punishment, there would not be a way to deter, reform, or even rehabilitate criminals from their wrong doings. This also leads to the conclusion that there would not be able to prevent future harm from being committed against the community. Punishment is one of the major roles in order to incapacitating criminals from doing further harm to a victim. Imprisonment would not be
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