It is noted that the majority of sex offenders interviewed feared their release and struggled to live in society once released. The authors argue that this is a result of simplistic reintegration planning that aimed to manage risk factors rather than promote rehabilitation. The authors acknowledge the need for reintegration processes to consider the requirements of offenders, victims and the community in order to be effective. This article was useful for showing the importance of comprehensive reintegration plans to make the outcome satisfying to the offender and the community and for that reason could assist me in my role as a probation and parole officer in scenario nine.
For example, if an individual committed an offense while under the influence of drugs, enrolling that individual in a drug rehabilitation programme can reduce that individual's chances of re-offending. Same applies for violence and abuse. These programmes, coupled with skills training, counselling, group therapy and access to education, can significantly add to the rehabilitation process and prepare an inmate for reintegration into society. Also the justice system should invest in alternative sentencing, particularly for first time offenders. This is so because an individual can make a mistake and find themselves before the law, and
Education enables them to think positive and helps them to take better decisions in their lives. This change in them will decrease the crime rate and reduces the chances of prisoners committing crime again or getting back to the old life. Government like other investments towards country’s development also funds prisoner’s education. Though it is an expense to the government it recognizes the need of education for the prisoners. Funds spent by government in prison education are cost effe... ... middle of paper ... ...ed life returned to prison with a purpose to help other prisoners in changing their life.
The rehabilitation program that has proven to be effective across multiple studies is Cognitive Behavioral therapy, or CBT. The treatment targets not only the cognitive directions of the offender, but also the behaviors associated. As Lipsey, Chapman, & Landenberger (2001) reviewed, the therapy focuses on cognitive restructuring to lead the offender to have more adaptive reasoning once they are released from prison. The therapy takes place while the offender is imprisoned and works heavily to change the factors that lead to recidivism. The goal is to get the offender prepared to reenter the world and to be more pro-social than they were prior to incarceration (Landenberger & Lipsey, 2005).
The use and abuse of drugs in our country is a large and rising issue. A start to solving this problem is as simple as having those arrested instead sent for a cure for their addiction. Each user sent to rehab is another user cured from our world and more drugs off the streets. The reduction of drugs will come one step at a time, and this could be a huge step forward if the leaders of our nation are willing to give it a try.
As the homeless problem become more and more serious, US government put more effort into it. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is a government organization established in 1987. USICH are authorized by McKinney Homeless Assistance Act with the goal to reduce and end homelessness in the United States. This paper will focus on the effort USICH put into solving the homelessness problem of children by introducing, critiquing and offering specific improvement for the three solution given by USICH: education help, let government to make new laws to protect homeless children, plan for affordable shelter to live. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) gives a solution called education help, which is focusing on the public and community giving everyone, of course, including student, a chance to be involved in school.
Recidivists make things a somewhat difficult on themselves because in some states the three strike rule is usually broken and then they are incarcerated. Restorative justice for juvenile delinquents should be the primary focus as this delinquency is found out at an early age so this juvenile can still be saved. The purpose of imprisoning their parents with them is to encourage better parenting practices. Parents often neglect their children when they become so involved with work, drugs, alcohol and relationships. Better homes will lead to better communities and parents are responsible for making this happen.
Changes must be made. The best way to address the problem is through government funded preventative programs. The affirmative intends to prove, and stands resolved, that the federal government should establish a program to substantially reduce juvenile crime. This, by definition, means that the federal government would benefit the country by taking action and making government programs that will decrease the number of crimes committed by minors. Contention I: The status quo is only harming the people of the united states by remaining.
If the wrongdoer successfully completes the terms of the drug treatment program, their charges would be dismissed. This protects offenders from employment discrimination, is intended to allow people to learn from their mistakes and resume their lives without the burden of a conviction. With technology, we are better equipped to monitor those who are serving house arrest instead of jail time. Early intervention is very important and could potentially change the way our system works. Statistics reveal that children raised without fathers, in low income families tend to commit more crimes.
Although the best prisons and programs in the world will not cure the problem totally, improvements still must be made. In analyzing the problems with these programs a major trend emerges; the shift, over the past 40 years, away from prison as 'punishment' toward prison as 'rehabilitation' or therapy. Punishment implies the responsibility of the offender, while rehabilitation is more suggestive of the offender-as-victim-of-circumstances and, further, it implies that we know what's to be done to 'fix' the problem. Plainly we do know what the problem is; the offender's anti-social behavior. Analysis of the results of rehabilitation programs indicates that we have only the faintest idea of how to correct the problem.