Parole and Probation have several advantages when it comes to managing offenders. When well implemented, they can be both effective and efficient as a way of dealing with offenders. Given the fact that the main role of the correctional systems is not to punish but to correct and reform, it is necessary to identify offenders who are worthy of being given a second chance to make sure that they are given a better environment to reform as opposed to sending them to prison. Apart from being an effective way to manage some types of offenders, parole and probation can help in managing prison population. When there are too many in people in prison, this leads to too much use of public funds and reduced productivity in the society.
Even with the cost and problems it is still cheaper to utilize the EMS rather than incarcerating the criminal. There is another product on the market that could replace the EMS altogether and that is the Shadow Track. The Shadow Track is an interactive voice respons... ... middle of paper ... ...ld Wide Web, on June 28, 2003, says it best, “Society has other alternatives to decreasing crime than simply locking people in prison. Preventative programs focus on the community, school, family, employment and places. In addition, there are rehabilitation and restorative justice programs that can also be used to decrease crime.
This has been proven to be the best way in reducing recidivism rates. Ex-convicts are less likely to become repeat offenders when presented with rehabilitation programs. States such as California and Louisiana offer some of the best rehabilitation programs and have the listed recidivism rates in the United States. Lower in the recidivism rates in Nebraska would dramatically decrease the prison population due ex-convicts going back to prison less frequently. Not only would this method reduce prison overcrowding, it would also reduce crime rates and assist ex-convicts in getting back on their
Although, intensive supervision probation is more effective towards the treatment of low-risk offenders such as drug and alcoholic abusers, it avoids spending costs on the construction and operation of more prison space on offenders who do not pose a high threat to society. Ultimately, intensive supervision probation is an effective alternative to incarceration and establishing more ISP programs will undoubtedly encourage improving treatment of offenders and deteriorating criminal behaviour.
Prisoners who have committed the same exact crimes do not always get the same time serve. Prisoners get humiliated besides being punished. When these prisoners are released, they must rebuild their self-esteem and families. Plus, if imprisonment was meant to be a deterrent against crime, why are there so many other criminals ready to take over for the criminal who is incarcerated.
Education is a key to productivity, a key to a more prosperous life. Applying education in crime results in the disruption of the society. And educating prisoners does not mean productivity and a more prosperous life for them because they remain behind bars. Germanotta (110-112) presented phases that a prisoner student passes through. The first phase is the acceptance of prison education as any other jail program like the maintenance of the institution and the recreation program.
This program helps prevent future drug usage by implanting a relapse program free of charge. These courts are designed to help reduce housing nonviolent offenders with violent inmates. Drug courts work on a non-adversarial, coact approach. The implementation of drug courts has the right intentions. They were put in place to help change a person’s life, if and when, they are willing to help themselves.
Additional research illustrates that an ideal prison in the therapeutic model will allow prisoners liberty, autonomy, security and material goods; it will lack the abuse and deprivation that causes the current instability within the prisons, and it will eliminate the corruption. All in all, the system I propose to you today will bring about positive changes in both the penal system and our society. It will benefit and improve the conditions of the prisons for those who are in charge as well as the inmates, and it is thoroughly supported by the educated community of our nation.
In addition, these offenders that gain employment will become contributing citizens, and also have less time to re-offend. Correctional policy makers should weigh all the options and determine if implementing vocational programs in all correctional facilities, both adult and juvenile, would be beneficial. There is a strong possibility where the criminal justice system would need to make an investment in finding trained and qualified staff that can teach these offenders the skills they desperately need upon release from prison. Finally, if the criminal justice system wants to see a stimulated economy, less recidivism, safer communities, and less crime overall, vocational programs may be at least part of a plan that could work on remedying the
Kassidy Kirven Professor Vuolo Criminology 11/12/17 Recidivism Recidivism is an essential concept within the criminal justice system. It is the tendency of a previously convicted offender to reoffend. Thus, it is important to study the rates and causes of recidivism in order to recognize certain patterns. The patterns of reoffending can help law enforcement officials and policy makers implement strategies to lower the rates. On a humanitarian basis, studying the patterns can help with the difficult transition from prison to society for those recently released.