"The Five Sentencing Goals Of Corrections" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Five Sentencing Goals Of Corrections

    approach to planning intermediate sanctions. 12. Define community corrections. 13. Explain what community corrections acts are. Chapter Outline Intermediate Sanctions • Most often used for offenders considered nonviolent and low risk • Usually require the offender to lead a productive life in the community • Cost less than prison, but usually are more restrictive than probation Value of Intermediate Sanctions • Initial goal was to reduce prison populations (has not happened) • They provide...

    Community, Corrections, Crime 1635  Words | 7  Pages

  • Goals of Sentencing

    Goals of Sentencing There are five goals of sentencing: punishment, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, and restitution. Punishment, also called retribution is society’s way of getting revenge on a criminal for the harm they have caused. Retribution is society’s way of getting revenge or feeling like they got even with a criminal. In society a crime not only harms the victim of a crime, but society as well. A criminal’s injurious actions may outrage society as a whole. This creates the...

    Capital punishment, Crime, Criminal justice 1470  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sentencing Goals of Corrections

    SENTENCING GOALS OF CORRECTIONS The five general sentencing goals of corrections are punishment , retribution, test of proportionality, specific deterrence, general deterrence. Punishment is the correctional goal emphasizing the infliction of pain or suffering. As a society, we believe that punishment for inappropriate behavior is not only allowable , but also advisable. Punishment is used to teach children from right and wrong. Criminal offenders are brought to justice by the state, acting for...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 542  Words | 2  Pages

  • Five Goals in Sentencing

    Five goals in sentencing; Punishment is one of the goals to sentencing. It is the infliction of pain upon someone and is considered retribution for criminals who commit crimes. Society uses punishment to keep criminals from being repeat offenders and therefore I believe it is a favorable from of sentencing. However, with the new three strikes law, I do not agree with some of the statutes that are being set forth. Deterrence is the hoping that others while seeing someone being prosecuted of a crime...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law 456  Words | 2  Pages

  • History of Corrections

    History of American Corrections The corrections system in America began mostly with the arrival of William Penn and his “Great Law.” This was back in 1682; the “Great Law” was based on humane principals and also focused on hard labor as a punishment. The corrections system really began to take hold in North America in the late 1700’s with the idea’s and philosophy of Beccaria, Bentham, and Howard. These philosophies were based on the thought that prisoners could be treated and reformed back...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1751  Words | 6  Pages

  • Week 3 sentencing paper

     Punishment in the United States Corrections System Francisco Martinez CJA/234 November 7, 2014 Yolonda Johnson Punishment in the United States Corrections System Punishment in the United States is always evolving, always changing to meet the different demands of our society. A unique aspect of our society is that we, as members of society, deem what is socially acceptable and what the punishment should be for those who violate our rules. In this paper, we will be discussing the different objectives...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1427  Words | 7  Pages

  • Goals of Community Corrections.

    Identify the goals of Community Corrections and determine if the goals are being met. What would be your team's recommendation to improve Community Corrections? Today, 3 out of every 4 persons under correctional supervision in the United States are on some form of community-based custody-mostly probation or parole-although community corrections also includes halfway houses, residential centers, work furlough, and all other programs for managing the offender in the community. It is a legal status...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 866  Words | 4  Pages

  • sentencing paper

     Sentencing Paper CJA/234 May 26, 2010 Sentencing Paper When a person has plead guilty or is found to be guilty of a crime the judge determines their sentence. Sentencing is imposing a criminal sanction by a judicial authority (Seiter, 2011). Every year there are thousands of criminals that are sentenced for their crimes. Sentencing is an important process in the criminal justice system. It is the result of punishment from the courts. There are...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1042  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sentencing: Prison and Considerable Discretion

     Sentencing CJA 234 Sentencing Sentencing is directly tied to punishment and we see that the state and federal government agree on five objectives that a punishment is intended to bring in an offender. The five objectives are incapacitation, deterrence, restitution, retribution, rehabilitation, depending on the discretion of the judge and the circumstances surround how the crime was committed the sentence will be amid at accomplishing one of these. Here is how the five objectives...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law 1109  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sentencing

    Sentencing Kelley Yiannakis CJ 200 September 8, 2013 Carl Dewyer Sentencing The criminal justice system has many important aspects within, the most important one is sentencing. Sentencing is the imposition of a penalty on a person convicted of a crime. (Schmalleger, 2011) This decision is determined in judicial proceedings by judges and in some cases juries may be involved. In the following paragraphs the philosophical reasons and punishments for sentencing of criminals will be explained...

    Capital punishment, Crime, Criminal justice 1071  Words | 3  Pages

  • History of Corrections: from Then to Now

    HISTORY OF CORRECTIONS History of Corrections: From Then to Now Kris L. Sullivan Colorado Technical University Online A Paper Presented in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements of Corrections Solutions January 14, 2008 Abstract The U.S. corrections system, a subdivision of the criminal justice system, continues to undergo change. From its beginnings as laws written in stone, the corrections system has sought to punish offenders. The origin of the corrections system...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1809  Words | 6  Pages

  • Sentencing Paper Individual

     Sentencing Paper Toska Reed Introduction of Corrections/CJA234 February 02, 2015 University of Phoenix Online Professor John Eckert Sentencing Paper In this paper will describe how the system analyzes the principal objectives of punishment within the United States correctional system. It will also describe how the state and federal systems goals of punishment. How does sentencing affect the state and federal corrections systems overall and I will explain and support my answer? Also...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1161  Words | 6  Pages

  • Competing Theories of Corrections

    Competing Theories Of Corrections James Bartron American Intercontinental University Abstract As the staffer working in the office a state senator, I have been asked to prepare a detailed outline on correctional theory in general and then make a series of suggestions on ways to implement some of the nontraditional theories of corrections. In reviewing mass incarceration there is often criticism of simple warehousing of human beings who are convicted of crimes. If it is a violent crime there...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1613  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sentencing Paper

     Sentencing Paper Rachel Urban CJA/234 February 25th, 2015 Richard Gilbert In this paper the topics that will be discussed will be what are the state and federal objectives of punishment? How does sentencing affect the state and federal corrections systems overall? With support for that answer, what is the determinate and indeterminate sentencing? As well as which sentencing model that is felt the most appropriate? With an explanation as to why and examples will be provided...

    Capital punishment, Corrections, Crime 999  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Goals of Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System

    The Goals of Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System By: Brian Ouellette Criminal Justice CCJ 1020 Mr. Leonardo Cadogan Abstract In the United States there is no standard when it comes to punishment and sentencing. This area of the criminal justice system is in a constant state of change. Sentencing practices and goals are always being closely examined. From "getting tough on crime" to more rehabilitative approaches, the views and...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law 1734  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sentencing Paper

    Sentencing Paper CJA/234 September 30, 2013 Sentencing Paper Earlier responses to crime were to be brutal, which included torture, humiliation, mutilation, and branding. These kinds of punishments often attempted to relate the punishment to the crime, as close as possible. The first response to crime incorporated linking criminal acts to sin and developing strict punishments. Throughout the years, this thought process has changed into a more humane system. The reason for corrections...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1479  Words | 5  Pages

  • corrections trend

     Corrections Trend Evaluation Corrections have existed throughout our society for many years. Corrections are more than jails and prisons but also community-based programs such as parole, probation, halfway houses, and treatment facilities. Past, present, and future trends in regard to the development and operation of institutional and community-based corrections varies by state. Corrections have grown immensely since the early 1800s, and have expanded over time. Crime will never slow...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1495  Words | 5  Pages

  • Corrections

    major role in a felony sentence. In 2010 President Barak Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) into law. This act reduced a previous in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack cocaine specified by the federal sentencing guidelines and eliminated what had been a mandatory minimum sentence under federal law for simple possession of crack cocaine (Schmalleger & Smykla, p. 76, 2012). Mandatory minimum sentencing is the imposition of sentences required by statute for those convicted of a particular...

    Assault, Crime, Criminal law 1232  Words | 3  Pages

  • Community Corrections

    Community corrections is a range of alternative punishments for nonviolent offenders. There are two basic community corrections models in the United States. In the first model, integrated community corrections programs combine sentencing guidelines and judicial discretion ("front-end") with a variety of alternative sanctions and parole and probation options. In the second model, some states have instituted programs in which correctional officials may direct already sentenced offenders into alternative...

    Community service, Corrections, Crime 1097  Words | 3  Pages

  • Rapid Changes in Sentencing Structures

    Jr CJAD 350 25 January 2015 Professor Carden Rapid Changes in Sentencing Structures Judges in the United States used indeterminate sentencing for nearly 45 years. This type of sentencing has a set limit of incarceration that a convict may serve for the crime committed. If the judge gives an offender two to five years imprisonment, then that offender will serve a minimum of two years but will serve no more than five years. This system was put into place to make the offender in their release...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 859  Words | 5  Pages

  • Criminal Sentencing

    Criminal Sentencing Hazel Hamm Juvenile Justice: CRJ301 Saundra McDavid March 26, 2012 Criminal Sentencing A major issue in criminal justice is sentencing. Sentencing is the process by which judges impose punishment on a person convicted of a crime or crimes (Wallace 2012). After, a person is convicted of a crime, whether through a guilty plea, plea bargain, or jury verdict, the appropriate legal punishment is determined at the sentencing phase. Sentencing usually takes...

    Conviction, Crime, Criminal justice 1229  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Criminal Justice System: Component Agencies of Police, Courts, and Correction

    agencies of police, courts, and correction. Each component can be described by its functions and purpose. Fairness, professionalism, integrity, and impartiality are expected of all criminal justice personnel at every stage of the criminal justice process, and it is a special duty of the courts to ensure that these expectations are met. Agencies across the criminal justice system work together to process and resolve criminal cases. The criminal justice process has five major stages (Cji interactive)...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 878  Words | 3  Pages

  • History of Corrections in Mn

    History of Corrections in Minnesota In the mere forty years of which the publication "Corrections Retrospective 1959-1999, Minnesota Department of Corrections" is based, Minnesota's corrections history has vastly changed. During this time, one can observe an ever shifting correctional philosophy, how sentencing tendencies tend to reflect changes in attitude, how community members have been involved as corrections volunteers and also the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction on the...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1041  Words | 3  Pages

  • Corrections Trend

    Corrections Trend Evaluation CJA/394 Contemporary Issues and Futures in Criminal Justice Abstract I am will be discussing on the topic of past, current, and future trends in correctional facilities, how it is detrimental to corrections inmates and employees. This paper will be discussing on how the past was the source of overcrowding, and has shown a continue trend towards more overcrowding issues. Corrections Trend Evaluation “On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1528  Words | 5  Pages

  • CJS 200 SENTENCING PAPER

     Sentencing Paper Rochelle Gordon CJS/200 November 12, 2012 Dave Ross Sentencing Paper Americans are so use to the traditional sentencing and the options that have been probation, fines, and going to prison. Concerning the way things were done in the past to now it has changed drastically. Sentencing philosophies, or the justifications on which various sentencing strategies are based, are manifestly intertwined with issues of religion, morals, values, and emotions. Talking about philosophers...

    Capital punishment, Crime, Criminal justice 826  Words | 6  Pages

  • Corrections

    of the Georgia Department of Corrections on all levels are inherently held to a higher standard of conduct. All employees are required to follow strict work rules and standards of behavior both during work hours and non-work hours. There is no such thing as, “What I do in my off-hours is my business.” Georgia Governor’s Executive Order dated January 13, 2003, establishes a Code of Ethics for Executive Branch Officers and Employees. Georgia Department of Corrections Standard Operating Procedures...

    Business ethics, Corrections, Criminal justice 997  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Effectiveness of Community Correction Programs

    Community Corrections Paper CJS/230 University of Phoenix Community corrections supervise offenders in communities and work release facilities. Community corrections will provide guidance, support, and programs for all offenders that are returning to the community. They will hold all offenders accountable to their imposed conditions. The correctional department is one of the functions of our criminal justice system and they are responsible for ensuring the sentencing received by the offender...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 855  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sentencing Proposal

    Sentencing Proposal The last stage of a criminal trial is known as sentencing. During sentencing the convening authority over the criminal court proceedings makes a determination of how the guilty party should be punished. Prior to that determination being made both the defense attorneys and prosecutors may make their arguments as to why or why not the defendant should be punished to the fullest of the law. The judge taking these arguments into consideration makes his or her decision on what...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law 1139  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Purpose of Sentencing

    The purpose of sentencing: the “deserved infliction of suffering on evildoers and “the prevention of crime.” There four fundamental philosophies surrounding the purpose of sentencing. First, the oldest and most common is retribution. Retribution is the philosophy that those who commit criminal acts should be punished based on the severity of the crime and that no other factors need be considered. The second philosophy is deterrence. In deterrence, the goal of sentencing is to prevent future crimes...

    Capital punishment, Capital punishment in the United States, Crime 1026  Words | 3  Pages

  • Community Correction

    COMMUNITY CORRECTION Community Correction Ines Romero College of the Southwest CRJ 3313 Correctional Process Professor Lynn Baade 7 October 2011 Community Corrections Community corrections programs are the step stool in controlling prison functions, but it was not until the 1970’s, community-based programs sprang up across the country (Seiter, pg.106). This was the starting point that the government caught wind of it and its strengths. Along...

    Correction, Corrections, Crime 1352  Words | 5  Pages

  • Community Corrections

    Community Corrections Kit Vanden Heuvel CJS/230 July 31, 2011 Maria Brewer Community Corrections Community corrections address many complex issues that plague the criminal justice system in the United States. Many alternatives have come to fruition in an attempt to decrease incarceration, rehabilitate offenders, lower crime rates, reduce recidivism, and control costs. We currently lead all other nations in producing prisoners. Community corrections could put us in a more positive and productive...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1045  Words | 3  Pages

  • Goals

    Personal Goals Diana Meldon HCS/301 February 12, 2013 Thomas P. Carras, MSEd Personal Goals Setting goals should not be just for school assignments but should be part of one’s everyday life. Developing goals gives people something to strive toward and allows an individual to keep going forward in life. Without goals, it is very easy to give up when things get rough. According to Bishop, Carter and Kravitis (2011), “Setting goals involves defining what an individual is aiming for in...

    Academic degree, Credit cards, Debt 1669  Words | 5  Pages

  • Mandatory Sentencing

    painkillers after an eye injury in the year 2000. Horner sold $1800 dollars’ worth of his painkillers to a new "friend" who turned out to be a police informant. He received twenty five years in the state penitentiary. Jack did not have any prior criminal record but still received the minimum prison sentence of twenty five years behind bars. He will not get out of prison until he is 72 years old. He left behind three young daughters which he will never get to see on the “outside” again. Every person...

    Addiction, Cocaine, Crime 1620  Words | 6  Pages

  • Community Based Corrections

    Community based corrections is a program which supervises people who have been convicted or are facing conviction. It is a non-incarcerate system of correction. These offenders have been convicted or are facing conviction. Some offenders have entered these programs before being in jail and some serve a part of their sentence in jail before entering the program. The goals of the community based corrections would be one of providing guidance, program opportunities and support to the offender’s...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1123  Words | 4  Pages

  • goals

    What Is Important to You Overview Tips for figuring out what is important to you and making sure your life reflects these priorities. • Step 1: Thinking about your priorities • Step 2: Setting goals based on what’s most important to you • Tips for setting achievable goals • Put your goals in writing There are two types of priorities: short-term priorities and long-term priorities. Short-term priorities include your daily to-dos: tasks at work and home, such as finishing a report,...

    Association football, Goal, Life 1010  Words | 4  Pages

  • Using Community Corrections to Better Meet the Needs of the Penal System, Convicted Offenders, and the Community.

    Using community corrections to better meet the needs of the penal system, convicted offenders, and the community. Kyle Dowland 1-22-2013 Outline. Title: Using community corrections to better meet the needs of the penal system, convicted offenders, and the community. Introduction: 1. Corrections and the tools used to punish and rehabilitate offenders. 2. Introduce Community Corrections. 3. Introduce Thesis- A community corrections sentencing strategy applies a range of intermediate...

    Community service, Corrections, Crime 1169  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sentencing Paper

    Sentencing Paper David Sanders, Delisa Hooks, Deborah Chapman, Henry Woeltjen, Angela Westbrook CJA/354 May 21st, 2012 Steven Duskie In our society sentencing plays a big part in our criminal justice system. Not only does it plays a big part but it helps to deter and reduce crime to help keep our street safe from those that want to cause us harm. In this paper we will begin to analyze the various forms of sentencing that are used along with their rational. The impact of tough sentencing giving...

    Capital punishment, Crime, Criminal justice 2161  Words | 6  Pages

  • Corrections: From Rehabilitation to a More Punitive Model

    Sameer Noori 24 November 2014 Corrections Paper What changes led corrections away from rehabilitation and toward a more punitive model? Since World War II through the 1970s, many changes occurred in the United States correctional systems. Rehabilitation Model is a treatment program that was designed to reform the inmates. According to www.copower.org, “This model is similar to the medical model; it regards the person with a disability as in need of services from a rehabilitation professional who...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1589  Words | 6  Pages

  • Alternative Sentencing Program of Washington State

    Alternative Sentencing Program of Washington state ILA The Washington State Legislature passed the bill “the Parenting Sentencing Alternative substitute senate bill 6639” in 2010 The legislation has created two programs to help parents of minor children get intensive supervision as alternatives to incarceration: Family and Offender sentencing Alternative (FOSA) and Community Parenting Alternative (CPA). “The State saw a need to address the issue of the increasing number of minor children...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 823  Words | 3  Pages

  • Goals

    Goal From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For other uses, see Goal (disambiguation). A poster at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, New York, USA, showing the Millennium Development Goals A goal is a desired result a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines. It is roughly...

    Goal, Goal setting, Intrinsic value 1655  Words | 7  Pages

  • Corrections

    for the need of special care, expect as of 2013, for an acute care hospital bed for a prisoner it is estimated to cost tax payers an astounding $400,000 per year. Whenever money is involved the government isn't far away, “it was “baffling” that Corrections Victoria did not embrace an aged care model for housing older inmates in the prison system.” ( J May, 2013) In 2011 in Victoria the number of prison inmates over the age of 50 rose 34%. With these statistics, per day the cost of an acute care hospital...

    Crime, Life imprisonment, Passive smoking 2182  Words | 4  Pages

  • Juvenile Justice Process and Correction

    Juvenile Justice Process and Correction Keith Betts CJA/374 September 30, 2012 Xander L. is a young man with a rough start in life, who is a known gang member, and has been in and out of the juvenile court system on numerous occasions. The 17-year-old young man has been involved in various crimes, such as purse snatching, breaking and entering, and drug possession. The juvenile offender previously served one year...

    Civil procedure, Corrections, Crime 822  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Goal

    Jakeshia Moore Mktg 372 Alidee Nov 28, 11 The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement The Goal by Eliyahu Goldatt is a novel, regarding the management and accounting processes at a manufacturing plant. The book focuses around a perhaps older 30- early 40s something industrial engineer, Alex Rogo. With the description Goldatt gives of Rogo, he personifies the profile of a large number of people involved in business administration (Lui 1997). Alex is married, with two children and...

    Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jonah, Qur'an 751  Words | 3  Pages

  • Models of Corrections

    of correctional thought and practice has been marked by enthusiasm for new approaches, disillusionment with these approaches, and then substitution of yet other tactics"(Clear 59). During the mid 1900s, many changes came about for the system of corrections in America. Once a new idea goes sour, a new one replaces it. Prisons shifted their focus from the punishment of offenders to the rehabilitation of offenders, then to the reentry into society, and back to incarceration. As times and the needs...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1642  Words | 5  Pages

  • Corrections Paper

     Corrections Paper CJA/484 April 21, 2014 Stephen Rubino Corrections Paper The criminal justice system is responsible for enforcing the laws created at each level of government. A major part of enforcing the laws is detaining the people who break them. The way that an offender is punished for a crime can be different depending on age or the type of crime committed. Depending on the age of the offender they could go through the juvenile or adult corrections system. Each system has...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 2387  Words | 10  Pages

  • sentencing paper cja/234

     Sentencing Paper CJA/234 02/12/2014 Instructor: Mr. Mitchell Punishment may sound like painful word, but in fact it is nothing more but a consequence given to a criminal offender. The state and federal correction system have similar objectives for criminal offenders as a form of punishment. Due to request for harsher punishment, sentencing affects both the state and federal correction system. Upon pleading or finding an offender...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 941  Words | 3  Pages

  • Corrections Trend Evaluation

    Corrections Trend Evaluation CJA/394 Corrections System The corrections system in the United States is an ongoing struggle to house and rehabilitate individuals who violate the law. The resources put towards the United States correctional system is substantial but not sufficient. The United States continues to have a rising number of inmates incarcerated and in turn often times face overcrowding issues and shortage of funds to provide other rehabilitation...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1188  Words | 4  Pages

  • Criminal Sentencing

    is convicted of a crime by a guilty plea, plea bargain, or jury verdict the sentencing takes place. A sentence is a decree of punishment. This punishment can be fines, incarceration in jain for short term and in prison for longer term, probation, payment of restitution to crime victim, community service or drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Not only will the severity of the crime determine the punishment but the sentencing judge usually will consider the defendants criminal history or lack thereof;...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law 913  Words | 3  Pages

  • sbraden CJA 234 Sentencing paper

     Sentencing Paper Santrail Braden CJA/234 5/28/14 Christopher Berry Sentencing Paper When a person commits a crime and gets caught a sentence is imposed. The reason for these sentences to punish the individual for their action with regards that the individual will not do it again. Their several forms of sentencing from the state and the federal prison system, state may sentence an individual to drug court, probation, ankle bracelet, Mandatory Minimum Sentences, mental health, or jail time...

    Crime, Criminal justice, Criminal law 1055  Words | 6  Pages

  • Corrections Trends Evaluation Paper

    Corrections Trend Evaluation Carla Howard CJA 394 University of Phoenix Corrections have existed throughout society for many years and continued to change and evolve in the United States reflecting society’s values and ideals throughout the centuries. In the criminal justice system, corrections exist in more than one form. Not only do corrections refer to jails and prison systems but they also pertain to community-based programs, such as probation, parole, halfway houses, and treatment...

    Capital punishment, Corrections, Crime 1552  Words | 5  Pages

  • Community Corrections

     Nicole Daniels Lang Community Corrections CCJ4400 Robert Mark McWilliams February 22, 2015 Community Corrections Community Corrections is made up of many different types of agencies working together. There are deterrence programs, parole officers and re-entry personnel to help an inmate who is going to be able to use community corrections after release from prison or jail. These people and agencies help the inmate to transition back into the community and also help them to use the...

    Alcohol abuse, Blood alcohol content, Corrections 1834  Words | 9  Pages

  • Mandatory Sentencing

    CRJ 100 Mandatory Sentencing Kimberly Manjarres Arizona State University There are many things that are uncertain in life. If there are clouds in the sky, does that mean it’s going to rain today? If you’re going to get into a car accident on the way to work? No matter what uncertainties we face in life, the Legislature has taken away some uncertainties with mandatory sentencing. Mandatory sentencing can be traced as far back as the biblical times with “An eye for an eye and a tooth for...

    Addiction, Crime, Criminal justice 1159  Words | 4  Pages

  • Do Community Correction Programs Work?

    Community Corrections James Waylon Jahns Instructor Eicher Introduction to Corrections April 7, 2013 Community Corrections Introduction Community corrections does not work! Foster (2006) gives us ample information concerning community corrections, from probation to house arrest, we provide our criminals with a gambit of programs designed to rehabilitate themselves as well as help them start a new life. Recidivism is at an all-time high and the crime rate is stagnant as criminals pass...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1067  Words | 4  Pages

  • Crj 303 Corrections

    house convicted, adult felons, serving a sentence of one year or more (Seiter, R., 2011, pg. 562). Prisons were created as a form of punishment for a person that has been found guilty of committing a crime by a jury of their peers. The ultimate goal of building prisons is to have enough space to house criminals during the punishment phase of their criminal sentence. The use of a prison is designed to keep the community safe from the criminal, separate from society and housed with persons who...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1882  Words | 6  Pages

  • Criminal Behaviors, Punishments and Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System

    Criminal behaviors, Punishments and Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Abstract This paper will give the reader an understanding of criminal behavior and how it can greatly impact the offenders punishment, and sentencing in the criminal justice system. There are many mechanisms of criminal behavior, and many forms of punishing offenders. The background of an offender, will impact the decision of how long the offender will be sentenced, which will lead to the beginning of the correctional...

    Capital punishment, Corrections, Crime 1052  Words | 4  Pages

  • Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

    Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in the American Justice System has long been argued by both Lawmakers and the public. We will go over some of the history of mandatory minimum sentences as well as the many pros and cons to these types of sentences. Some examples of pros and cons are the overall effect on public safety, the effect on the offenders, the cost to taxpayers, the lack of discretion for Judge’s, and whether the law should be repealed. The history of Mandatory Minimum sentencing laws date back...

    Drug addiction, Drug control history, Drug Enforcement Administration 1964  Words | 6  Pages

  • Corrections Trend Evaluation

    Corrections Trend Evaluation Misty Schwandt Contemporary Issues and Futures in Criminal Justice CJA 394 Troy Hokanson January 15, 2013 Corrections Trend Evaluation This paper explains the many trends in the public and institutional criminal justice system. These trends, starting from the past, push the research into the present and future with the implementation...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1589  Words | 5  Pages

  • Corrections Research And Evaluation FIN

     Corrections Research and Evaluation Travis C. Dean CJA/484 Criminal Justice Administration Capstone November 13, 2014 Leroy Hendrix Corrections Research and Evaluation The criminal justice system is intermingled, one portion facilitating and providing a service to the other components of the entire system. Each component has a part to play in the overall mission of the criminal justice system, primarily ending in the final step of the criminal justice process, the correctional system (Murskin...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1637  Words | 8  Pages

  • Juvenile Justice Process and Corrections

    Juvenile Justice Process and Corrections University of Phoenix November 21, 2012 Juvenile Justice Process and Corrections The following research will discuss the juvenile process system. Starting with the intake process it will discuss each step of the process and the options the defendant will be given. There are concerns and certain weaknesses the process has where it may give opportunity of unlawful and informal negotiation may be occurring. It will also further discuss the considered...

    Court, Crime, Criminal justice 740  Words | 3  Pages

  • Corrections Trend Evaluation

     Corrections Trend Evaluation Tony Lee Merriwether CJA/394 May 22, 2014 Ken Jones Corrections Trend Evaluation This paper is the writer’s evaluation based on research of past, present, and future correction trends in regard to the development and implementation of institutional and community based corrections. There is an urgent need to revamp the antiquated practice of the crime control methodology. The get tough on crime approach requires harsh sentencing laws that subject...

    Corrections, Crime, Criminal justice 1932  Words | 6  Pages

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