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Corrections: The Philosophy of Criminal Sanctions

There are four main philosophies behind criminal sanctions: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. Define incapacitation. What is the history behind the use of incapacitation? What is the philosophy behind the use of incapacitation? What do you think is the best criminal sanction philosophy? Why? Make sure to substantiate your reasons with cited facts

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The purpose of our judicial system is to increase recidivism and decrease the populations within our prison system. Prosecutors and judges are responsible for imposing sentencing against those based on the severity of their crime with the interest of the community in mind. The severity of the crime has a direct correlation with the sentence imposed by the court. It's often said that the crime fits the punishment and judges/prosecutors have to ensure this happens. There are four main philosophies behind criminal sanctions that include retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. Below we'll discuss that of incapacitation as well as its history to include the philosophy. Additionally I'll review which one I think is the best criminal sanction philosophy.

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The philosophy of criminal sanctions corrections are discussed.

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