In conclusion, offenders who have been confined to prison require a little more attention in prisons than what they have been receiving. Not only will programs such as anger management, substance abuse counseling, vocational skills assist them in ways to readjust to society once they have been released but it is essential for offenders to seek some kind of aftercare program once released. Engaging is some kind of aftercare assistance upon being unconfined is important and can help revitalize ones position in society. There are a number of aftercare programs that can contribute to making the transaction an effortless one, those consist of community involvement, faith based setting, and enrolling in educational courses.
Examples of programs available are Alcoholic’s Anonymous, GED classes, Community Work Programs, and Transitional programs. I find this job particularly fascinating due to the high level of analytical skilled needed and the ability to work well with other people in order to achieve the common goal of a safer society. I originally wanted to assist families within my community, but quickly learned that many of the parents were in jail or prison. I understood that the only way to help my community was to help those who have become involved in the criminal justice system. After looking at the career options and speaking
Community sanctions have proven to be an important form of sentencing. Other reasons for utilizing such programs would be the reduction in the number of incarcerated as well as the cost to incarcerate. When properly enforced, the requirement of employment plays a positive financial role in the community (tax paying citizen), when the defendant is required to “pay out of pocket” for services, treatments and/or counseling it establishes accountability and responsibility. The advantages of a properly run community sanctioned program are great in numbers and the need for creation and implementation of such is key to the future of many court systems.
However, many citizens are still concerned for their families safety, once an offender is released back into society. Though, this issue can be solved by implementing more rehabilitation and improving our re-entry programs. Due to the releasing of about 95 percent of criminals, our community needs to better our treatment and rehabilitation programs. If more offenders went into a treatment facility, rather than serving time, they would most likely not
In the developing world, incarceration goes beyond the idea of applying a just punishment upon the offender for committing a criminal action or following a destructive behavior that disturb the public interest and the stability of the community. Incarceration also holds the responsibility to prepare the offender to integrate with the community after he goes out. This rehabilitation should be done on healthy bases that assure the mental health of the offender. With the increased rates of incarceration and long sentence in the US society, rehabilitation program comes as a need more than a right and moral thing to do. The US prison population is the highest all over the world.
Specific deterrence and general deterrence purpose are to increase the "price" for a criminal act in order to discourage potential offenders from choosing to commit crimes. Restorative Justice processes are likely to reduce criminals from repeating offenses, as numerous recidivism studies have demonstrated. Thus, it would be more than justified to employ restorative processes a response to crimes under
It seemed luxurious in regards to jail living quarters. I believe, that the positive and negative differences I noticed are necessary for the Juvenile Detention Center. These juveniles are there because they have committed criminal offenses that require them to be locked up. But, the purpose and main goal of juvenile corrections are focused on rehabilitation. I think that this facility provides the right amount of correction and rehabilitation to try and guide these juveniles to a better path in life.
Although there may be some challenges to the security of a prison or jail when visitation is granted to an inmate, I still believe that they should be allowed to have visitors for many reasons. For example, visits from family members, friends or other members of the community can be beneficial in reducing an inmate’s likelihood of recidivism and parole violation. These individuals are also critical in helping offenders transition from prison life to community life by continuing to provide them with a social support network while incarcerated. Inmates who continue to maintain that special bond with their peers pose less of a risk to public safety and fare a better chance of succeeding once released. Visitation can also benefit the visiting
Not only will I be helping others, but I will be preventing an offender from repeating the same mistake. Not only with a single individual but even a community. The more offenders I can help the more likely I will be able to reduce crimes in a certain community area. Although "it 's not guaranteed that the offender will be too happy, but this is where one as a probation officer needs to be physically and emotionally strong to get the job done." (Pauline Tait).
Since house arrest allows the individual to reside in their residence with of course rules to follow, but they are in their comfort zone. While community service allows that person to really see how the world is functioning and how their actions cause a tear in people’s lives that they do not even know. 4 Should community service always fit the crime, or should these sentences be based on the needs of the community? Explain. Even though some judges have made community service fit the crime it did not sound like it was benefiting the community.
I do not know a lot about these Halfway Houses, but I did get a basic understanding of what their purpose is. Just from doing some basic preliminary research I am finding more negatives than positives because halfway houses are only effective if they are ran the correct way. Furthermore, it takes a lot of self-discipline from the owner and the people participating. Hopefully, I can find more statistics about people who have gone through these halfway houses and read about their personal experiences. Also, I want to find out more is the cost examples being does it cost more in the beginning and pay off in the long run?
The Housing first model has been proven to create an incentive for people to get their lives back on track, it’s an approach that centers on providing homeless people with housing quickly and then providing services as needed. What make the Housing First approach different from other strategies is that there is an immediate and primary focus on helping individuals and families quickly access and sustain permanent housing, rather than an incentive to have problems that lead to homelessness. “We’ve saved millions (dollars) on this,” Gordon Walker said, “though the state hasn’t tallied the exact amount”. It basically says that giving people with problems that aren 't coping with the current system a stable environment to become productive actually costs the taxpayer less money, which over the longer term will be better for you as a taxpayer. Secondly, it increases our real standard of living reducing the amount desperate drug addicted people on the
Furthermore, when information sharing is increased it allows greater access to data on sex offenders. This would help law enforcement to promote justice by having equal access to information. However, at this stage there is not enough research to show to what extent this will impact the justice system’s efficiency. Members of the public can protect themselves Proponents for sex offender registers claim that they provide an effective preventative tool because, if people know where offenders reside, those in the community can protect themselves from the risk that sex offender pose. The supposition is that by knowing a sex offender resides in your community, the community can take steps to prevent being victimised.
By researching this particular logic of the lifespan, the researchers are enabling the criminal justice system to better understand how variable such as marriage, gainful and fulfilling employment, post-secondary education, child-bearing, financial independence, all potentially have influence on a person’s development throughout their life, and what could possibly derail them. The interesting logic here, is that what used to be considered normal markers such as the variables listed above are altering due to a ever-changing society. For example, the researchers mentioned that single parents are now more prevalent however; this can still be a great marker in relation to desistance from crime through the
The growth of privatize prison allows the originations to keep prisoners longer, or even find way to fill up their prisons. On the CCA official website they claim that "At its essence, that 's what reentry means. It is providing inmates with the services, support and resources they need to become better equipped to face the realities of life on the outside in a positive way"( http://www.cca.com/). The CCA claims to have reentry programs for the inmates so they would not returned to prison, but if a prisoners leaves the prison and goes back to the streets the CCA loses money. Now if the CCA lose money if the prisoners gets out of prison why would they have these programs?