Unformatted text preview: for violent, and career criminals who have a much lesser chance of rehabilitation, as the over goal of our correctional system is rehabilitation of offenders. Community based corrections if used adequately affect society by lowering our jail, and prison population, and by getting treatment for our offenders, rather than just locking them up. As listed above there are many functions of a community based corrections system. A prime example would be those that are on day treatment programs, like electronic monitoring programs, where the offender gets to go home at night, however they are required to attend a community corrections counseling treatment program during the day, and submit to required testing etc. This gives the offender to be a productive member of society, i.e. work and receive treatment at the same time, and have more ongoing family support....
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- Spring '09
- Criminal Justice, criminal law, Community Based Corrections