What are alternatives to incarceration?

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Juvenile Delinquency and Justi (CRJ180038VA016-1192-001


  1. Click the link above to submit your assignment.Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center.Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.Assignment 2: Alternatives to IncarcerationDue Week 10 and worth 120 pointsA recent study illustrates that nearly two (2) million juveniles are processed through juvenile courts across the United States each year. Depending on the nature of the crime, juveniles may face detention or incarceration if they are convicted. Given the fact that many courts are reluctant to incarcerate criminal offenders, judges often consider alternatives to incarceration. The driving force behind these alternatives is to save taxpayer money yet still demand offender accountability and impose sanctions for criminal behavior.Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research the use of sanctions other than incarceration or detention for juvenile offenders.Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
    1. Examine the underlying historical and economic reasons behind the quest for alternatives to incarcerating offenders in jails and prisons.
    2. Describe three (3) alternatives to incarceration that juvenile courts currently use. Provide examples of such alternatives in practice to support the response.
    3. Discuss the significant societal and individual benefits of imposing sanctions or punishments that do not involve removing an offender from his / her family or community.
    4. Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
    Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
    • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
    The specific learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
    • Explain how delinquents have been handled throughout history.
    • Contrast the differences between the juvenile and adult justice system in the United States.
    • Identify successful evidence-based treatment modalities for juvenile delinquents and be able to describe the ingredients of effective programs.
    • Use technology and information resources to research issues in juvenile delinquency and justice.

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School: UCLA




Alternative to Juvenile incarceration


The United States of America has the highest number of incarcerations in the world. As such, the
overcrowding of jail and prison population has put tremendous strain on state budget and to
some extent proving to be ineffective. Into the details, when we talk about ineffective we refer to
this institutions no longer acting as correctional facilities in our society. Evidently, cases of
inmates killing each other and re-arresting of released inmates has been on the rise.
Consequently, such developments have forced both the society and government to seek
alternative ways to incarcerating offenders in jails and prisons (Johnson, & Sullivan, 2016).
From existing literature, it is almost impossible to talk about mass incarceration in the United
States without addressing the issue of racial segregation. Therefore, before I get into the details
of alternatives to in...

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