"Corrections" Essays and Research Papers

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...

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Corrections Trends

future trends pertaining to the corrections system. There are many different trends that correctional facilities have used in the past and these trends have continued on to modern day and maybe will continue on into the future. As part of my evaluation I will identify and analyze past, current and future issues facing the corrections system today and also I will discuss the budgetary and managerial impact that future trends will likely have not only on the corrections system, but also on the other...

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Corrections Trend

Corrections Trend Evaluation Bebe Washington CJA/394 February 15, 2012 UOP Corrections Trend Evaluation In this paper the objectives that will be addressed are past, present and future trends of corrections. Also, analyze current and future issues facing prisons and prison administrators as well as the roles and issues of alternate correction systems as a developing trend. In today’s society the jails and prison pretty much function with the same protocol. In the past the history of the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Juvenile Corrections

| Juvenile Corrections | The History, Recidivism Rates, and What Works | | Gina Pardue | Corrections - SPEA J331Dr. Robert Ramsey | 12/12/2012 | | Definition of Juvenile Corrections Juvenile corrections encompasses the portions of the criminal justice system that deal with juvenile offenders. Many of these facilities and programs seem to mirror jails and prisons, but juvenile corrections are not meant for long term sentences. Sometimes sentences for juveniles are only several...

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Corrections in Canada

Corrections in Canada Corrections in Canada have had some dramatic changes throughout the years. In this essay I will be discussing the differences between the past history and the present developments that have occurred in the past 100 years within corrections in Canada. 1867 was the year Canada became a country, the history of corrections goes beyond this date. Corrections during this time told a story of "you do the crime, you pay the consequences". Punishment was physical there was no...

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Leadership in Corrections

have to see the agency through a multitude of obstacles, stress, and possible danger. Throughout their career in Corrections, they will be faced with making a lot of crucial decisions. Leaders are the most important and influential part of any workforce in terms of decision making; and the Corrections aspect of the legal system is no different. Literature Review In the Corrections field at any Correctional facility it is important to have sound managers or leaders who are willing to take control...

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Ethics in Corrections

Ethics in Corrections The Colorado Department of Corrections has very explicated rules on not having personal relationships with inmates. They can be found on the internet at Colorado Department of Corrections web site http://www.doc.state.co.us/HR/hr.htm#4. They can also be found at the Colorado Corrections Department of Personnel 4CCR801 Personnel Board Rules and Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/dhr/rules/docs/rules...

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Race and Corrections

Race and Corrections Sheronda Allen Arizona State University CRJ 305- Laura Owen Minorities remain overrepresented in crime, offending, victimization, and all stages of the criminal justice process especially confinement. Overrepresentation alludes to a situation in which a greater part of a particular group is present at various stages within the justice system than would be expected based on its part in the general population (Rosich, 2007). Minorities have always had a...

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Privatization of Corrections

Privatization of Corrections Criminal Justice 300 Professor Fox Larisa Terwilliger One of the nation’s largest challenges in present times concerns the criminal justice system. Overcrowding in today’s prisons has become a daunting problem with no apparent easy solution (Greene, 2008). In the last few decades, the number of adult offenders brought into the court system has nearly doubled. From 1980 to 1995, the collective population of those on probation, parole, and in jail grew as quickly...

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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...

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Corrections And Treatment

 Corrections and Treatment Felicia Spafford CJS/240 November 24, 2013 Jeffery Beasley In this paper I will be covering over the following: juvenile corrections and community-based treatment programs, including covering over community-based treatment, institutionalization, and aftercare programs. Corrections and Treatment Juveniles needs to learn from their crimes, so that is where the consequences comes into play for the juvenile’s...

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Corrections Trends

Corrections Trend Evolution Roshanda Washington CJA/394 July 10, 2013 Tamra Washington Correction Trends Evolution Prisons are at a higher demand in this economy. As our world expands there are more crimes that are on rise and more individuals who are being sloppy and being caught for the crimes that they are committing. With more people being captured that leaves less space to house these criminals. We face more problems now than we did in the earlier years, now individuals are committing...

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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...

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Rehabilitation in Corrections

Macmillan Publishing. Veysey, B. (2009). How Offenders Transformed Their Lives. . Portland: Willan Publishing. MacKenzie, D. (2006). What Works in Corrections. New York City: Cambridge University Press. Roberts, A. (2008). Correctional Counseling and Treatment. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall. Cullen, F. (2007). Make rehabilitation corrections' guiding paradigm. Criminology and public policy, 6(4), 717-728....

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History of Corrections

History of corrections Young Arrington Correction System and Practices August 8, 2012 Comparison and contrast between Auburn and Pennsylvania correctional systems Comparison The Auburn correctional system began at the New York State Prison in 1819 and was referred to as a congregate system. The Auburn beliefs were crime prevention through silent confinement and fear of punishment. In the Auburn system inmates ate and worked in groups during the day and returned to isolation at...

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Corrections: Restorative Justice

Corrections CJA 444 March 12, 2012 Corrections Correctional officers are in charge of overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are currently awaiting trial, and those that have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve a sentence in jail of prison (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010-11). Correctional officers usually have no law enforcement duties outside of a prison of jail facility they work at maintaining order within the institute and they over see many inmates preventing assault...

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Corrections and Treatment

CORRECTIONS AND TREATMENT There is a wide choice of correctional treatments available for juveniles, which can be subdivided into two major categories, which are community treatment and institutional treatment. Community treatment refers to efforts to provide care, protection, and treatment for juveniles in need. Institutional treatment facilities are correctional centers operated by federal, state, and county governments. These facilities restrict the movement of residents through staff monitoring...

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Juvenile Corrections

defect that brought them to commit the crime. There are also situations where a child was neglected, abandoned, or abused by an adult they cared about, thus bringing violence among the child. A child’s development can play a very important role in corrections. There may be a violent child that may need to be restrained or put in separate quarters to protect themselves as well as other detainees from harm. A child may also need to be medicated because of an underlying condition or disease. All of these...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Community Corrections Paper

Community Corrections Paper CJS/230 May 10, 2013 Instructor Rick Jackson When people think of community corrections they may imagine offenders coexisting with the community. To some this is cause for immediate alarm, but community corrections is happening...

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Community Corrections Paper

 Community Corrections Paper March 01, 2015 Ann Meek CJS/230 Introduction to Corrections Sharon Dollar Community Corrections are sanctions imposed on convicted adults or adjudicated Juveniles that occur in a residential or community setting outside of jail or prison. The sanctions are enforced by agencies or courts with legal authority over the adult or juvenile offenders. These are run by corrections programs (www.crimesolutions.gov). In other words broken down it is a program based...

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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...

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Rehabilitation: Prison and Community Corrections

parole and how it differs from mandatory release, the definition of probation and how it compares to other forms of sentencing, the definition and options of community corrections, and the critique of the current rehabilitation options. Also this paper will determine if there are better solutions than the current community corrections options that exist today. Definition and origins of rehabilitation in prison Prisoner rehabilitation is a form of treatment; this treatment...

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Criminal Justice and Corrections

Corrections In the following paper I will be elaborating information on an evaluation I have done on the past, present and the future trends of corrections in the criminal justice system. Corrections has made a lot of positive changes since the time it was establish, which it was in early 1900’s. The reason I selected this component is because I believe that is very interesting how corrections has improved throughout the years. I will be explaining on the changes that had been made to make correction...

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Community Correction Paper

Community Correction Paper May 27, 2012 CJS/230 – Introduction to Corrections Community corrections programs are to oversee offenders outside of jail or prison, and are administered by agencies or courts with the legal authority to enforce sanctions. Such community corrections programs are probation and parole. There are also sub-programs that are parts of community corrections; such programs are drug-involved offenders, sex offender programs, and electronic monitoring technologies. ...

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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...

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Purpose and History of Corrections

Purpose and History of Corrections Jessica Malone CJA/223 January 27, 2013 Jeffery Newton Purpose and History of Corrections For most, luckily corrections have come a long way since the days of torture and the rack. In the following, history of punishment will discussed as well as the things that drove the reform of punishment. As punishment evolved so did the use and prisons. The following will dissect the early prison systems and how they matured over time. Two early systems, the Pennsylvania...

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Gender Issues in Corrections

FIRST DRAFT INTRO: The issue of Corrections today focuses on female offenders and is a part of the American Correctional Association's long-standing effort to improve programming and services for women and girls in the criminal justice system. Until recently, women and girls were called the "forgotten offenders" because they were frequently overlooked in correctional research, policy development, program design and organizational management. Female and male correctional officers also face a wide...

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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...

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Cost of Corrections in the United States

Costs of Corrections in the United States Did you know that 23 states prison systems are operating at over 100% capacity? "The increases in drug imprisonment, the decrease in releases from prison, and the re-incarceration for technical parole violations are leading to significant overcrowding and contribute to the growing costs of prisons. Prisons are stretched beyond capacity, creating dangerous and unconstitutional conditions which often result in costly lawsuits. In 2006, 40 out of...

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Corrections History and Institutions

 Corrections History and Institutions CJA/234 Corrections History and Institutions Incarceration began in the United States as a more acceptable and humane way to manage criminal behavior than physical punishment, workhouses, or exile. The earliest places of incarceration were first known as lock-ups or jails and were under local authority’s control. According to Axia Course Materials (2011) these housing facilities were under the maintenance of each county and state by local officials...

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Rehabilitation: Prison and Community Corrections

of probation and how probation compares to other forms of sentencing. This paper will also provide a definition as well as the options of community corrections. Lastly, I will critique the current rehabilitation and give my opinion on a better solution to the current parole process, the current probation system, and the current community corrections options. Rehabilitation Definition and Origin Rehabilitation according to the dictionary, nd, means; “to help (a person who has acquired a disability...

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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...

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Corrections Trend Evaluation

Corrections Trend Evaluation There have been several assorted and strenuous general directions in the midst of the justice system. These general directions contain several topics and debates over the past years. As a nation individuals then study and perceive that the judicial tribunal method is increasing with time and expanding a diverse outlook to examine a better way to keep going ahead. In fact, a study will explain incorporating the past, present, and future of the development and operation...

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Corrections Systems and Processes

higher turnover rate by the Department of Corrections, in producing contributing members of society. Ways in which Centerville can benefit from producing various programs such as exemplified by the Patuxent Institute, in Jessup Maryland, are endless. In other words, by providing programs such as the Graded Tier System, concept, accompanied by various additional perks for successful completion of each program, can improve the Department of Corrections success rate in Centerville, hence saving spending...

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Female Offenders in Canadian Corrections

| Female Offenders in Corrections | Jarrod Birch | | Criminology 252 | Karin Kaercher | | Introduction Female offenders that enter into the correctional system in Canada do so with an entirely different set of risk factors than their male counterparts. Through comparisons and contrasting of facts, this paper will set out to identify the issues correctional services in Canada face when dealing with female offenders entering into the system. For example, female offenders that...

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Corrections Trend Evaluation

Corrections Trend Evaluation Daysha Hopkins CJA-394 May 7, 2012 Hector Garcia Ed. D Abstract Throughout the United States, there are many correctional facilities that house thousands of inmates. Individuals who work within these facilities have a tough job in maintaining the prison facility and the inmates. Correctional officers are called the front line workers and are responsible for looking after the inmates. The officers who work for the correctional facility deal with issues that may...

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Corrections: Prison and Probation Officers

Issues of Corrections Michelle Lynn O’Dell CRJ303: Corrections Gloria Ramsey 6/2/2014 Take a deeper look into corrections, it seems like a tightly held ship. Yet, the people, funding, and politics are what keep it running. From the judges who hand down the sentence, to the officers themselves who deal with the inmates on a daily basis. Corrections were not always held in the manner they are today, it is something that shape shifted throughout the...

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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...

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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...

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Police Courts and Corrections

their criminal responsibility determined by judges and juries. The purpose of having court is to seek justice and discover the truth. The people who make the court function properly are prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges. * Corrections: In the corrections including the probation, parole, jail, prison and community based sanctions such as electronic monitoring and house arrest, the purpose is to punish, rehabilitate, and ensure public safety. 3. What are the roles, functions and practices...

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Community Corrections and How It Affects Society

Community corrections Tammylynn Shindurling CJS/230 May 26, 2013 Stephen Gillespie In this paper I will be discussing community correction and how it affects society, and my hypothesis about community corrections, and the effectiveness in the corrections system. Moreover talk about how other nation see and practice imprisonment...

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Corrections Purpose and History Final

Corrections Purpose and History Introduction The history of punishment is a unique one, since the dawn of man human kind has punished one another. Man did not merely throw someone in a chamber and let them contemplate their crimes such as we do in today’s society; rather, during those early times, punishment was harsh and swift. Criminals were not drawn through the litigation processes; instead, they were found immediately guilty of a crime and brought forth to be punished in an open forum, serving...

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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...

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Juvenile Corrections & Treatment

Juvenile Corrections & Treatment Your name CJS 240 October 24, 2010 The Juvenile corrections system has various methods to support the underlying goal of rehabilitation and reform. This system affects the entire community in its successes and failures; members of the society should take time to understand what efforts are being made to reform these young offenders and what obstacles must be eliminated to make it more effective. The following paper will attempt to summarize community...

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Sentencing: Prison and Community Corrections Goals

residential community centers are. 10. Identify the major features of boot camps. 11. Distinguish between a policy-centered approach and a program centered 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,...

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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...

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Criminal Justice Trends Corrections

 Criminal Justice Trends: Corrections J.J. Myers CJA484 March 3, 2014 D.R. Mailloux Criminal Justice Trends: Corrections The relationship between the criminal justice system and society has always been up and down. Some individuals think that the system needs to be overhauled, and some that think the system is doing well and does not need to be replaced. In some areas of policing, policies have led to corruption and substandard policing practices. The first drastic change that we seen in the...

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The Prison System in America: Community Correction

Community Corrections Community corrections affect society in numerous ways. From probation and parole, to intermediate sanctions such as work release, community residential centers, nonprofit organizations, prerelease guidance centers, and partial incarceration, community corrections serve a vital role in the balance of criminal justice system in America. The prison system in America ensures Constitutional rights and humane treatment, not guaranteed in the prison systems of foreign countries. If...

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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...

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Assignment: Corrections and Treatment

institutions are for men and women. There are aftercare programs that help ease a person into the community instead of tossing them back into the streets. Looking further into these different aspects will help the understanding of the juvenile corrections and treatment facilities. There are a variety of community-based treatment centers and organizations within the United States. The most commonly used within most communities are probation, restitution, and group homes. Probation is used...

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Juvenile Justice and Corrections

Juvenile Justice and Correction Justice has always been the goal of our court system, but it is not always served, especially in cases involving juveniles. The judiciary process has evolved from a system that did not initially consider juveniles, to one where juveniles have their own court proceedings, facilities, and even rules or laws. The juvenile justice system has come a long way, and people have worked very hard in its creation. A juvenile is considered to be an individual, under the...

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Juvenile Justice Process and Corrections

Juvenile Justice Process and Corrections Terri Jinks CJA/374 October 15, 2012 Jerry Kilgo Juvenile Justice Process and Corrections The juvenile justice system contains a thorough selection of systems and combined facilities intended to assist the youths that enter the system and the community, by extension (Champion, 2010). Nevertheless, the age limits are defined by federal laws and characteristically consist of juvenile wrongdoers seven-18, states regulate the methods of judgment, juvenile...

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Jails, Prisons and Community Based Corrections

Jails, Prisons and Community based Corrections Anthony Canez CJA/204 June 27, 2013 Robin Downey Jails, Prisons and Community based Corrections In this essay I will attempt to explain and discuss probation and how it compares to other forms of sentencing, the types of prison, the origins of rehabilitation in prisons, parole and how it differs from mandatory release and finally options of community corrections. Ending the essay will be a critique on the current rehabilitation options. The history...

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