Unit 9 Final Paper for Criminal Justice

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Rachel Miller 2013-08-06
Criminal Justice- CJ 101
Professor Kim Miller
Unit 9 Final Essay

Our United States Corrections System has two specific ways into having people pay for their crimes. One way is punishment. People of the victims or even the victims believe this is the best way to get their justice. The second is rehabilitation. This way is good to give an offender a second chance in society and it gives them self- being. This also gives them the opportunity to accomplish academic and trading skills. (Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (11th ed.), 2011. Schmalleger, F. Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J., Pearson Education. TSBN: 135074096).

The first question is, “How does our
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With probation, the offender is monitored twenty-four hours a day, and seven days a week, along with random alcohol and drug testing. They must report to their case worker as told. The parole is similar with harsher and more demanding directions. They are still under supervision by a parole agency and they are supervised before their expiration of their sentence. You have reentry; this is managed return to society of the person released from prison. Also, this can be a successful transition of a released inmate back into society. The discretionary release is a release of an inmate from prison with supervision that is decided by the parole board or another authority.

The types of rehabilitation are behavioral counseling, drug and alcohol court, psychosocial counseling, and some may have to do a academic class to get their high school diploma or G.E.D. or even some college so they can go into a trade school. Most will have to pay restitution to the victim or the family of the victim. They will have to increase employment, community support groups, behavioral management, counseling, split-sentencing, or shock probation.

In my opinion, the method I believe to be more effective in reducing crime is rehabilitation. My reasoning for this is because there are many different ways an offender can rehabilitate. For example, there is counseling, classes, probation, parole, and things

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