Community Corrections Programs Research Paper by Lindsey W

Community Corrections Programs
Examines the effectiveness of different community-based corrections programs.
# 28842 | 1,819 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2003 | US

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How should we as a society respond to criminal activity and wrongdoing? If a crime is committed, what should happen to the offender? Though this debate is old in nature, these questions have become increasingly important to Americans in recent times, especially following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. This paper examines methodologies for measuring the effectiveness of a variety of community-based corrections, including probation, parole and other intermediate sanctions.

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"This philosophy strives to strengthen the community by focusing on the strong points of the offender and victim through shaming, mediation, and face-to-face meetings. The idea of restorative justice is to have the offender "repair" the damage he has done by participating in community service, providing restitution, attending victim impact panels, or other educational programs. Restorative justice began in response to property crimes when it was determined that most victims preferred to be compensated for their losses rather than see their offender incarcerated. Since then, it has grown into a widely used concept that encompasses many crimes and offenses. Therefore, community-based corrections are vital to the success of restorative justice and play a large role in guiding the process."

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