criminal justice paper

The US 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/her crimes.

Second, it can serve as a means to rehabilitating the offender and preparing him/her for successful reentry into society.


Write a 3-page paper that answers all 3 of the following questions:

  1. How does our correctional system punish offenders?
  2. How does our correctional system rehabilitate offenders?
  3. Which method is more effective in reducing crime? Punishment or rehabilitation? Explain your choice.

You are required to use at least three (3) references for this paper.  Another reference can be your text from this class, and the third reference can come from an acceptable online academic resource.

Note: Wikipedia (and any of its related websites) is not an acceptable academic resource and may not be used for this paper.

Be sure to list your sources on your reference page.

Your paper must follow this format:

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

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