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Objectives of Punishment 1 Objectives of Punishment CJS / 230
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Objectives of Punishment 2 The objective of punishment in the criminal justice system is to maintain order and create a safe environment for society. “Three modern objectives of punishment grew out of utilitarian thought: deterrence, incapacitation, and reformation (later rehabilitation).” (Foster, 2006, p. 67). Deterrence is created by establishing certain penalties for certain criminal acts. The objective of deterrence is to persuade individuals that the punishment is not worth committing the crime. Incapacitation removes offenders from society and prevents them from committing future criminal acts. Rehabilitation provides programs that are designed to change the criminal behavior of the individual. Punishment applies to the overall criminal justice system in different manners. Those who are not deterred by the threat of punishment for their criminal actions must face the consequences of established penalties. Incapacitation for those not willing to change, or
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS 230 taught by Professor None during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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