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Sentencing Goals of Corrections

List the five sentencing goals of corrections, and discuss each goal's characteristics and contributions to corrections effectiveness. Which sentencing goal do you feel is the most effective, and why?

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When trying to figure out what the five sentencing goals of corrections are, you need to first think about what the correctional system is trying to accomplish. Some of the goals of the criminal justice system include: deterring crime in society (general deterrence), punishing individual offenders (specific deterrence), correcting offenders' behavior to lessen the chances that they reoffend (rehabilitation), preventing the offender from reoffending for a given time period (incapacitation), and satisfying the victim's need for justice (restitution).

As an example, one of the goals the court system is trying to further when deciding on sentences in cases of criminal ...