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    Rehabilitation versus Crime Control

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    •Are community-based corrections a punishment or a method of rehabilitation?
    •If you were a sentencing judge, what factors would be important as you decided whether to sentence an offender to an intermediate punishment? Are there any types of offenders or crimes that would be particularly well-suited for these types of sentences? Are there any types of crimes that would automatically disqualify an offender from community-based corrections?
    •Can we truly prevent future criminal behavior by removing the problem that caused the offender to break the law in the first place, or do you believe in the classical notion that criminals make rational choices when they decide to commit a crime? Explain your reasoning.
    •Should shock incarceration be utilized as an alternative punishment for juveniles as well as adults? Explain your reasoning.
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    •Are community-based corrections a punishment or a method of rehabilitation?

    They are considered both punishment and rehabilitation in the sense that the offender is punished for their criminal behavior while also being reintegrated into the community, which is important as this is mandatory for the offender to become a productive citizen of the community again. Therefore, using this approach is best as it will allow the person the ability to atone for their criminal actions while receiving support from the community they will return to, which will be instrumental in preventing the person from committing similar criminal activity in the future.

    •If you were a sentencing judge, what factors would be important as you decided whether to sentence an ...

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    This solution of 509 words compares rehabilitation and crime control as a prevention of criminal behavior and the pros and cons associated with both options.

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