Rehabilitation Of Criminals
Discusses responsibility of society; reform vs. punishment; vocational & educational approaches; therapy; work release program; conditioning and alternative experimental treatments.
# 17899 | 3,825 words | 11 sources | 1989 |
Published on Mar 09, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Psychology (General) , Criminology (General)
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From the Paper:"The purpose of this paper is to research the whole subject of criminals and their rehabilitation. A discussion of what is society's responsibility in this matter and how the "reform versus punishment" philosophies approach the growing problem of increased prison populations and crime rates will also be included. In addition, an analysis of the alternatives to incarceration will be provided.
Prisons were originally constructed as a humane alternative to the public floggings and executions that were originally used to punish criminals. They were designed to be havens where prisoners could do hard labor and repent their crimes in solitude. Well, times have changed and, every week, the nation's overcrowded prisons must find room for 1,000 more inmates (Prison versus probation, 1987, May/June, p. 3). The U.S. Government (...)"
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