Unformatted text preview: crime rate. It makes sense that when the economy falters. Crime rates increase as those removed from the legitimate economy seek less-legitimate avenues in the informal or shadow economy in order to survive. 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?...
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- Fall '10