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  • Cause Crime In Our Society
    440 words
    Better Alternatives Other Than Control and Punishment Society has other alternatives to decreasing crime than simply locking people in prison. Preventative programs focus on the community, school, family, employment and places. In addition, there are rehabilitation and restorative justice programs that can also be used to decrease crime. Prisons are the only alternatives we hear about from politicians because of the notion that prisons are "tough on crime". In reality, the method that reduces cr...
  • Nonviolent Offenders From Prison
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    Neil CondonCRJS 600 Dr. RichesonNonviolent Offenders - Is Incarceration the Answer? "It's really clear that the most effective way to turn a nonviolent person into a violent one is to send them to prison", says Harvard University criminologist James Gilligan. The American prison system takes nonviolent offenders and makes them live side-by-side with hardened killers. The very nature of prison, no matter people view it, produces an environment that is inevitably harmful to its residents. America ...
  • House Arrest Programs Offenders
    915 words
    Alternatives to incarceration Ever since the first prison opened in the United States in 1790, incarceration has been the center of the nations criminal justice system. Over this 200 year period many creative alternatives to incarceration have been tried, and many at a much lower cost than imprisonment. It wasn't until the late 1980's when our criminal justice systems across the country began experiencing a problem with overcrowding of facilities. This problem forced lawmakers to develop new opt...
  • Parole Consideration For Inmates
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    Parole is defined as the conditional release of inmates from prison to serve the remainder of their sentences under community correctional supervision (Silverman 509). This concept was created to encourage good behavior and to reinforce the ultimate goal of the prison system, rehabilitation. In fact, the term parole is derived from the French phrase d honneur, meaning word of honor (Silverman 510). While this seems like an ideal arrangement, we must constantly remember that we are talking about ...
  • Prison Programs For The First Time Offender
    670 words
    Rehabilitation of Criminals: A Waste of Time or Worth The Effort? By: Heather Rose Since 1960, the number of violent crimes committed per capita in the United States has increased by more than 450%. More than 24,000 murders took place in America in 1991... With each passing year, rapes, robberies, murder, and other forms of extreme violence has become a way of life for some individuals who fall short of society's norms; however, it is only a small portion of criminals who commit the majority of ...
  • Nonviolent Offenders From Prison
    1,166 words
    Prison Alternatives Prison inmates, are some of the most dysfunctional people in society. Most of the inmates have had too little discipline or too much, come from broken homes, and have no self-esteem. They are very insecure and are at war with themselves as well as with society. Most inmates did not learn moral values or to follow everyday norms as they were brought up in society. Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcr...
  • Violent Offenders In Prison
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    Prisons, facilities maintained for confining people convicted of committing crimes, were used to rehabilitate offenders while keeping them isolated from the community. The Quakers built the first prison in 1790 in order to seclude criminal offenders from society to think about their wrongdoing and to seek forgiveness in a kind, and spiritual environment. (Inciardi 497) Currently, there are three types of prisons within the Federal, State, and County governments. These are categorized by the degr...
  • Boot Camp Programs In Eight States
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    In the military, boot camp represents an abrupt, often shocking transition to a new way of life. Discipline is strict and there is an emphasis on hard work, physical training, and unquestioning obedience to authority. The new private is told when to sleep, when to get up and when to eat. He marches with his platoon everywhere he goes such as to meals and to training. Orders must be obeyed instantly and personal liberty is almost nonexistent. By the end of boot camp the new private has become a d...
  • Thirty Seven Months In A Federal Prison
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    Even Prisoners Must Have Hope" Pg. 1 According to the article, the author feels that his message is not to make prisons more miserable than they are. The author says that prison is nothing but a punishment from those with power upon those who are less powerful. He feels that if we continue to make prisons worse by cutting back on programs that there will be an all out war of violence. The author also feels cutting back on programs will not work, but by breaking the cycle of violence and offering...
  • Nonviolent Offenders From Prison
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    AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PRISON America's prisons have been called "graduate schools for crime. ' It stands to reason: Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell- block, deprive them of meaningful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more intent on getting even with society than contributing to it. Prisons take the nonviolent offender and make him live by violence. They take the nonviolent offender and ma...
  • Work Programs For Non Violent Criminals
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    America's Prision System America " sAmerica's Prision System Essay, Research Paper America's prisons have been called "graduate schools for crime. ' It stands to reason: Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell-block, deprive them of meaningful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more intent on getting even with society than contributing to it. Prisons take the nonviolent offender and make him li...

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