CJS200 Week 7 Checkpoint Intermediate Sanctions

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Intermediate Sanctions Intermediate sanctions are criminal sentences that come between probation and incarceration. Intermediate sanctions could stand for many different things such as house arrest, intensive probation, boot camps, electronic monitoring and drug treatment programs. Intermediate sanctions serve a couple of purposes to the criminal justice system. If intermediate sanction is granted over incarceration then it helps to reduce overcrowding in the jails. This really uplifts some burden from our nation’s prison system. This helps to reduce recidivism by targeting the behaviors of the defendants in which led to the crime happening in the beginning. I believe that intermediate sanctions can be effective if used
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Unformatted text preview: appropriately. The ones who are interested in improving their lifestyles can benefit from the support. Society benefits from having threats to the health and safety of others. It can be extremely hard for a judge to tell who wants to change and who just wants to get out of jail. It seems, however, that the risk is worth the potential for reward. Most judges reserve these intermediate sanctions for non-violent offenders who are less likely to injure others while out on release. Now as for a reoffended defendant, they will most likely face a long term sentence in jail. This gives them an incentive to stay on the right path and giving the justice system recourse if they fail....
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