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Theories of Corrections

You are the director of the probation and parole office in your county. The local paper is running an article on corrections and the types of theories that are used in modern prisons. Write a short summary article on the three theories of corrections. Consider the various prison systems and the focus of each. Summarize the article by discussing which of these theories are used today. I can not find three theories or articles? Can you please help?

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Please see response attached, which is also presented below. I hope this helps and take care.

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Let's look at three theories for you to consider (reformation, rehabilitation and retribution), followed by three articles that are downloaded for further reading. Briefly, there has been a resurgence of debate about the retribution theory in law in the United States, since the reform theory has not worked. However, rehabilitation is one objective of the prison systems today e.g., to rehabilitate the inmate to stop committing criminal acts. Thus, there are certain aspects of all three theories in the prison system, including the deterrence theory.

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1. You are the director of the probation and parole office in your county. The local paper is running an article on corrections and the types of theories that are used in modern prisons. Write a short summary article on the three theories of corrections. Consider the various prison systems and the focus of each. Summarize the article by discussing which of these theories are used today. I cannot find three theories or articles? Can you please help?

Three theories to consider are ...

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This solution describes three theories of corrections, focusing on the various prison systems and the focus of each. Supplemented with an informative article debating if punishment can be justified by theory.

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