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 700-1,050 word essay answering the following questions:
• How does our correctional system punish offenders?
• How does our correctional system rehabilitate offenders?
• Which method is more effective in reducing crime?
• Punishment or rehabilitation?
Your paper must follow this format:
• Page 1 – Cover page
• Pages 2, 3 and 4 – Body of text
• Page 5 – Reference page
Explain your choice.
Include a title and reference page.
List at least three sources on your reference page.