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Policy Position on Alternative Punishments

Policy Position on Alternative Punishments
The goal is to determine whether there are punishment alternatives or in-prison programs that could help reduce recidivism.

How does the Japan compare to the United States in terms of incarceration rate? Explain.
How does Japan chose compare to the United States in terms of recidivism? Explain.
What punishment alternatives exist in Japan? Does that country engage in corporal punishment?
Does the other country offer any type of restorative justice or other innovation that could be beneficial if adopted in the United States?
Describe the role of the "classification officer" in a US prison. Also explain how this officer can influence recidivism.
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http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-04-12-Prison-recidivism-rates-hold-steady.htm
How does the Japan compare to the United States in terms of incarceration rate? Explain.

There is no comparison as Japan doesn't have a large percentage of its population in prison with over 2 million prisoners in American prisons. Japan is ranked 196 with 54 prisoners per 100,000 residents while America is by far ranked #1 with 796 prisoners per 100 residents.

How does Japan chose compare to the United States in terms of recidivism? Explain.

42.7 percent were repeat ...

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Policy positions on alternative punishments are examined.

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