Pros And Cons Of Probation And Punishment

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Probation and Punishment
Probation is an alternative to prison provided by the court as a form of punishment for offenders that do not pose a severe threat to society. After reviewing the file of Kris, Robert Donovan, a Jurisville probation officer, has suggested severe probation. Probation officers examine the record of an individual and make recommendations to the court. Severe probation refers to direct supervision by a probation officer that is organized and designed to reroute the offender from going to prison. Criminals sent to prison are far more likely to commit crimes upon their release than the defendant that is on probation.
When looking at the case of Kris, the probation officer would have seen that the defendant committed a non-violent
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To be eligible for these programs the criminal offender must have committed a violent crime or must have committed a serious offence. The offender must be affiliated with a gang or have a history of substance abuse. Another attribute of the criminal offender, to be eligible for an intensive probation program, is the criminal must be at risk for repeat offenses. Repeat offenders are one of the biggest problems for state and federal correctional systems.
Severe probation provides strict monitoring and rehab programs designed to change criminal behavior. First-time offenders will gain from standard punishment. Persons at risk for becoming repeat offenders would benefit from the stricter probation terms. The type of offender that is perfect for intensive probation is a criminal offender with a history of felony offenses and has a prior guilty verdict for another crime (Wolf, 2012). The second class of criminals eligible for the intensive probation program are those with a history of substance abuse or mental health
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When inmates are matched to the right prison there will be fewer security issues. For example lower risk prison inmates will be placed in correctional facilities with minimum security while the most violent of inmates would be put in maximum security prisons. Less risk prisoners would not be put in maximum security prisons because of the risk they would face due to more violent inmates. When an inmate is forced to serve their sentence in a maximum security prison it would be considered cruel and unusual punishment if their crime was a minor felony

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