Essay On Incarceration

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Drug abuse is categorized as a form of brain disease. A type of brain disease that subjects people to habitual take illicit or addicted drugs that are detrimental to ones well-being without any control or self- regulation. The criminal justice system has been dealing with ongoing drug abuse issues among juveniles and adults offenders in prisons and as well as those who are released into the public. Since incarceration alone is has not been effective in rehabilitating offenders because of recidivism, the criminal justice system and state legislatures are seeking other alternative programs that might be more beneficial in rehabilitating offenders and decreasing crimes .The most effective treatment for drug-involved offenders is the combination …show more content…
The CBT treatment assist individual to pause and identify the reasons and justifications behind their behaviors, their views and how it affects their emotions. While the TC seeks to help the offenders social behavior that is necessary to assimilate back into the general population. It helps the offenders to learn and understand the importance of living honestly, responsibly, and dealing with their emotions in a mature way that is acceptable among their peers and among the general population. TC group (peer) based environment was created to deeply influence the offenders in way that would promote the offenders to change their way of living, reap the benefits of being a part of a community that supports, and promote …show more content…
They were randomly subjected to either a TC group or a no treatment group. The study have found the re-incarceration rates for those in the TC treatment were lower (76%) than those in the no treatment group (83%) within the scope of five years. In addition, those who receive a post TC program after transitioning from prison into society showed a lower rate of incarceration (42%) and with an employment rate of (72%). However, those in the no treatment group showed a higher rate of incarceration (86%) and with an employment rate of (56%) (Therapeautic Community,

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