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Institutional and Community Corrections

What does being "corrected" mean in corrections? Is this term applied incorrectly? Explain your answer.

What kinds of personal motivations work for an individual's rehabilitation? Can a person be rehabilitated against their will?

What is the difference between isolation and incapacitation? Is one more important than the other? Why? To whom is it more important?

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1. What does being "corrected' mean in corrections? Is this term applied incorrectly? Explain your answer.

This will depend on the theory one holds. For example, the rehabilitation model of crime suggests that rehabilitating a person through learning new ways of thinking and behaving leads to the wrongs being 'corrected' through the rehabilitating and changes made to the offender.

Conversely, the retribution model is about punishment, so after you have been punished for the crime you have committed against society, and then the injustice has been 'corrected' and justice has been served through punishment of the offender.

For other theories of crime e.g. deterrence, incapacitation, reintegration, restitution and restoration please see definitions at URL: http://www.wadsworth.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?resource_id=10&fid=M35&product_isbn_issn=0534628834&chapter_number=1&altname=Glossary;

2. What kinds of personal motivations work for an individual's rehabilitation?

Initially, the personal motivations are often linked to early releases and an easy ticket out of the justice system as opposed to personal ...

Solution Summary

Related to Institutional and Community Corrections, several topics are highlighted e.g. the meaning of being "corrected" in corrections and if it is applied incorrectly;, the kinds of personal motivations that work for an individual's rehabilitation and whether or not a person can be rehabilitated against their will; the difference between isolation and incapacitation and if one is more important than the other and, if so, to whom it is more important. Supplemented with an article on corrections rehabilitation and treatment.

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