Corrections - Corrections Recidivism How successful are...

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Corrections Recidivism How successful are Prisons in rehabilitating criminals? Not VERY! Three- fourths of the released criminals are re-arrested within four years. Recidivism refers to ex-offenders who are arrested for another criminal offense once they have been released from jail. Death Penalty and Homicide Rates Do states that have the death penalty have lowered homicide rates? NO! There is no difference between the states that execute and those that do not. The following material explores four philosophies regarding corrections. Why do we put people in prison? What are our goals of incarcerating people? A. Retribution Robertson (1989:129) contends that one reason for putting people in prison is to punish the offender. The state is placed in the position of "applying revenge on behalf of the victim." This is the "eye for an eye" philosophy. B. Deterrence Most of our police forces operate under a philosophy called deterrence theory. Deterrence theory contends that if the public knows the consequences of deviance,
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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