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Topics: Prison, Criminal justice, Penology Pages: 1 (305 words) Published: February 16, 2014
Advantages and Disadvantages of Probation, Parole,
And Community Based Corrections

Trident Technical College

Prisons were created to isolate and punish offenders. They also keep victims and the general public safe from reoccurring offenders. Correctional faculties are definitely needed I society to maintain order and harmony. The reality is that prisons are dangerous, full of disease, and chaos. A number of questions began to emerge in the prison system like “Are all offenders supposed to receive the same punishment and live in the same environments”? Is it ok for a mass murderer and someone that has a drug problem to share the same living quarters? These questions were answered and solved with community based corrections. After decades of unsuccessful attempts to prevent recidivism, and later feeling the financial burden of as prisons a solution was made. These efforts to protect our citizens effort the costs community based corrections were created. As with every solution, they tend to have pros and cons .Community based corrections help the community take responsibility in maintaining and correcting offender’s behaviors and actions, but what are some of its advantages and disadvantages. Probation and parole and community service are the most recognized community based corrections though there are dozens of others. Understanding the various community corrections are important in What is the difference between probation and parole? According to The Bureau of Justice Statistics “probation refers to adult offenders whom courts place on supervision in the community through a probation agency, generally in lieu of incarceration. However, some jurisdictions do sentence probationers to a combined short-term incarceration sentence immediately followed by probation, which is referred to as a split sentence. Probations can have a number of different supervision statuses including active supervision, which means they are required to regularly...
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