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Search the library and Internet for some examples of intermediate punishment and alternatives to traditional probation and parole practices. • Provide details about at least 2 of these programs, and explain how well they have worked. • Do you think any of these alternatives would be effective—even more so than traditional probation or parole practices? Explain. • How could they be made more effective?

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CRJS450-DB5NameClassDateProfessorCRJS450-DB5 An intermediate or alternative sentencing program is designed to prevent the first time and nonviolent offender from spending time in jail and instead is provided with intense supervision as well as being required to attend rehabilitative processes. The purpose of the intermediate or alternative sentencing practice is to alleviate overcrowding in the state's prison, to avoid labeling the offender as a criminal, and to change the focus form retribution to rehabilitation. These programs are alternatives to traditional probation and parole which is designed to ensure the offender fulfill the obligation of court and commit no further criminal offenses. The Pennsylvania Intermediate Program is designed to provide intense supervision but to provide the inmate with rehabilitative processes that will enable them to avoid reoffending and to become better functioning members of society. To be eligible for placement on intermediate punishment an offender must not demonstrate nor have a history of violent behavior (2011). Instead of locking up the offender and throwing away the key these programs provide intensiv

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