Punishment Goals and Implications

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The four main punishment goals are rehabilitation, incapacitation, deterrence, and retribution. Some in the criminal justice system maintain that restoration should be acknowledged as a punishment goal, as well. When considering which punishment goal is most appropriate, there are many variables. There are different implications associated with focusing on the selected goal, in terms of the offender, the system, and society. The answer is often not merely to designate a goal without appropriate context. Arguably, the more tailored the goal can be, based on key considerations, the greater the likelihood of accomplishing the goal. On a higher level, recidivism prevention is a key driving force.

View the Riverbend City: Sentencing media piece, and respond to the following questions in your initial discussion post:

  • For the offenses you viewed in the media piece, lay out three key considerations impacting the system that you deem significant for punishment goal selection, focusing specifically on the offenders in the scenarios.
  • Specify two factors based on the committed crimes that should be considered in punishment goal selections.
  • Explain the importance of flexibility from those working in the criminal justice system when operationalizing punishment goals connected to the two crimes.
  • Explore two potential impacts of punishment goals on society, based on both offenses.

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Punishment Goals and Implications – Outline

I. Three key considerations impacting the system that you deem significant for
punishment goal selection, focusing specifically on the offenders in the scenarios.
A. One of the critical factors that affect the system and of which I consider
substantial for punishment goal election is the previous offending history
B. The second important consideration is the situation under which the offense was
committed
C. The last consideration is the nature of the crime
II. Two factors based on the committed crimes that should be considered in
punishment goal selections.
A. In Curtis Payne's case, one of the factors that should be considered while selecting
the punishment is the previous history
B. On the other hand, another fact that the judge should consider is the fact he has
two children who require his support and attention
C. Regarding the case of Rodrigues, it is also essential to consider his previous
records
D. Also, it is essential for the judge to consider the probability of Rodriquez
committing a similar crime in the future
III. Importance of flexibility from those working in the criminal justice system when
operationalizing punishment goals connected to the...

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