Criminal Justice Assignment

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The U.S. correctional system can serve two specific functions in relation to criminal offenders. First, it can serve as a tool for punishing the offender and making the offender pay for his or her crimes. Second, it can serve as a means to rehabilitating the offender and preparing him or her for successful reentry into society.

Write a 700–1,050-word essay answering the following questions:

  • How does the correctional system punish offenders?
  • How does the correctional system rehabilitate offenders?
  • Which method is more effective in reducing crime?
  • Punishment or rehabilitation?

Your paper must follow this format:

  • Page 1 – Cover page
  • Pages 2, 3, and 4 – Body of text
  • Page 5 – Reference page

Explain your choice.

Include a title and reference page.

List at least three sources on your reference page.

**Note: Use at least three references for this paper. You are required to access the Kaplan Library for at least one of your references. Another reference can be your text from this class, and the third reference can come from an acceptable online academic resource. Wikipedia (and any of its related websites) is not an acceptable academic resource and may not be used for this paper.

Format your work consistent with APA formatting.

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Tutor Answer

School: Purdue University


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Correctional Systems
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Correctional Systems


Correctional systems are meant to keep the society safe by separating individuals who
commit crimes from the rest of the population. The process works by putting the convicted
criminal crime behind bars in prisons or jail. There are also forms of incarceration in which a
person involved in a crime is sentenced in house arrest. This is especially for less serious crimes
where the guilty are supposed to remain within the confines of their house with an electronic
device ensuring they do not leave.
It is worth noting that a distinctive characteristic of correctional systems is to ensure
punishment of wrongdoers. Depending on the type of crime that is committed, an individual
would be subjected to some form of punishment in a way that would be able to deter repetition in
future. The variety of punishments include parole, probation, incarceration and in some cases
even death. The essence of th...

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