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PRISON AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS 1Prison-based and Community InterventionsKasey A. ErbeLiberty University Online
PRISON AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS 2AbstractIt is seen through various studies that intervention programs have mixed reviews on if they areeffective in reducing recidivism and overall helping the offender. However, with a recent turn tomore rehabilitative focus there is more weight being added to the idea of helping address issuesrelated to and causing crime to combat the issues of rising crime rates and inmate populations.Through both prison-based and community interventions, it is thought to be effective in helpingreduce recidivism and criminal behavior by addressing the causes of crime and re-arrests.Keywords:prison-based intervention, community intervention, recidivism
PRISON AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS 3Prison-based and Community InterventionsA major issue seen in the prisons and criminal justice system is the problem ofrecidivism, and how the prison system is almost a revolving door for most offenders as statisticsshows there are a good portion of inmates that are back in incarceration within three years ofbeing released in the first place (Gideon & Sung, 2011). This is primarily thought to be a resulton a “get tough” approach on crime that has, over the past few decades, created a standardfocused on punishment and retribution instead of providing assistance and the help needed tochange the behaviors and ultimately reduce recidivism (Gideon & Sung, 2011). With a lack ofresources, and various aspects blocking the ability to get them, most prisons either havelackluster programming for inmates, if they have it at all, as it was already stated that the mainfocus of prison systems have been simply to incarcerate and incapacitate someone for longperiods of time so they do not act out criminal behaviors in the community (Gideon & Sung,2011. However, with the obvious fact that this method is only making things worse for thecriminal justice system, a change in the priorities and approaches to addressing criminal behaviorhas begun to shift towards more rehabilitative approaches.With various factors influencing the development of an inmate both inside and out of theprison system, it is crucial for both sides of it to be planned out and well-executed to decrease

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Vallerie Williamson
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