Capstone230 Essay

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Community corrections paper
Tabitha T. Anderson
230
June 19, 2016
Daniel Henry

Community corrections paper

There are many thoughts on whether community corrections are beneficial to society and the person convicted of a crime. First, we must understand what is community corrections? Community corrections are when felons are supervised outside of prison. Probation and parole are usually the most common practiced of community correction. The problem with society is we feel that if you commit a crime, you should go directly to jail. What we fail to realize is that if every criminal went to prison, there would probably be prisons on every corner like there is a Walgreens on every ...view middle of the document...

Not ever crime deserves prison time. I think that these programs help because sending someone to prison that has a drug or alcohol problem doesn't help with the real issue. But having that person attend drug and alcohol programs a few times a week may have a better outcome than prison.

It has always been strange to me that other countries have a lower crime rate than the United States but people always want to come here. According to the reading, other countries, they have it where each crime has a punishment unit. The judge sets a number of units for this particular offense, and these units are multiplied by a standard percentage of the offender's income (such as one one-thousandth of his annual salary) to come up with a specific financial obligation. For example, a person who earned $100,000 per year and a regular person who worked part time and earned $ 10,000 annually were convicted of second-offense drunk driving, they both might be fined forty units of income. This would cost the person who makes more money a fine of $4,000, while the regular person would pay $400. Other countries also don't allow commercial bail. States like Oregon, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin don't follow the commercial bail either. When a criminal that has a drug problem commits a crime in other countries, they send them to treatment centers before they send them to jail. They also make it affordable for the people who need it. Other countries have the reentry service. Criminal receives both mental and behavioral health. They help them with housing, employment, and education. They feel that if they help them with all of these things they are less likely to commit another crime. If we raise the age of criminal responsibility and end transfers to adult courts, this could cut...

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