CJS 200 - Intermediate Sanctions

CJS 200 - Intermediate Sanctions - is an addict They...

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INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS Intermediate sanctions are a type of sentence that is more intense than regular probation, but still doesn't require the person to be incarcerated. The purpose of this sentence is to help with the problem of overcrowding prisons and also to help with the problem of probation and parole offices being under staffed. The function of this program is to sentence the individual with sanctions that are directed to the criminal act that took place. It allows the defendant to have the supervision needed for them. I am not exactly sure how I feel about intermediate sanctions. I feel that in some cases this could be an appropriate sentence. One case would be possession of drugs. I feel like an individual that was in possession of drugs
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Unformatted text preview: is an addict. They obviously are not traffickers and have a problem that needs to be addressed. Intermediate sanctions could help rehabilitate this person and their lifestyle. When it comes to any kind of abuse or assault, I do not feel like intermediate sanction would be appropriate. I feel like when you choose to harm someone else, then you should take the appropriate punishment for this. I do not feel like the programs offered could be a help. In reality, I'm not agreeing wholly with intermediate sanctions but I'm not disagreeing with it as a punishment for some charges. I believe it should be looked at on a case-by-case basis....
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