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Shock Incarceration

The judicial system continues to review methods and approaches to reduce overcrowding of prisons and jails, burden on the taxpayer, and focus on recidivism. In saying this, the concept of shock incarceration has become a focal point of many state sentencing procedures in order to implement. What is shock incarceration? What purpose does it serve? According to research, how effective is this type of sentencing?

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The judicial system continues to review methods and approaches to reduce overcrowding of prisons and jails, burden on the taxpayer, and focus on recidivism. In saying this, the concept of shock incarceration has become a focal point of many state sentencing procedures in order to implement punishment on offenders of low-level crimes. Below we'll define and discuss the concept of shock incarceration and the overall purpose it serves the ...

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