Ethics in Corrections Paper

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1,050-word personal reflection paper in which you address the following:

  • What is your personal stance on the privatization of prisons versus traditional government-run facilities?
  • Is it ethical for prisons to focus on profit? Why or why not?
  • Do you support the phasing out of corporate-run prisons by the Justice Department? Why or why not?
  • Do you think community corrections programs have placed too much burden and risk on communities and citizens? Are some programs better for community placement than others? Explain your answer.
  • What consequences should be faced by correctional officers who violate ethical codes of conduct?
  • If a correctional officer is arrested and incarcerated, should they be housed with the regular inmate population?
  • Is there ever a circumstance in which you feel physical punishment is appropriate? Explain your response.
  • Include a 1- to 2-paragraph summary of your thoughts on the death penalty.

Format your paper in accordance with APA guidelines.

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What is your personal stance on the privatization of prisons versus traditional governmentrun facilities?

The main differences between the public and private facilities are that the private
institution is not under the reins of the government, staffed with non-law-enforcement personnel,
not liable to the public and can generally be structured as a profit-making business without fear
of intervention by external entities or legislative institutions. Personally, private prisons are
essentially morally wrong. The prison system should be left to the government, whose chief
responsibility should be the rehabilitation of the inmates. The prime goal of the private
institution is propping up the bottom-line, which means cutting on costs and making of
quantitative and qualitative decisions that negatively affect the inmates. Research has shown that
private prisons fare poorly in terms of quality relative to public ones. Case in point, there is a
high staff turnover ratio in privately run prisons, the officers are poorly trained, and the prisoners
undergo poor to no rehabilitation at all. For public run prisons, the government is accountable to
the public and the tenets of international law, which is contrary to what private-led institutions
are, for most of the part, they remain unaccounted for and they do not have to worry about the
public much in their nefarious endeavor (Cummings & Lamparello, 2016).

Is it ethical for prisons to focus on profit? Why or why not?

Suffice it to say that for-profit prisons are intrinsically unjust, unnecessary, and counterintuitive and counter-productive. As a point of order, the objectives of maximizing pro...

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