Corrections Essays

Administrator Challenge Paper

My experience in corrections is limited to only 4 years. I feel that in my time there, I learned a lot about what the custody part of corrections job consists of, not necessarily what the parole portion or the prison administration does. As a first line supervisor within the correctional system, the staff was held to somewhat of the same standards as I did young airmen in the military. They were expected to be at work on time, read their…

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Management Challenges in Criminal Justice

Abstract The criminal justice arena is made up of law enforcement, courts, and corrections and is vast as well as it is its own environment when referencing the leading or management of special groups. Numerous components within the criminal justice realm require team cooperation to be successful. In the law enforcement branch organized special groups such as Multi-agency gang and drug tasks forces, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), CSI Crime Scene Investigation), and fugitive recovery units made up of cooperative…

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Verbal Communication

Verbal and nonverbal communication can affect the way that communication is interpreted among many people throughout society and within the criminal justice system. Communication is the best way to relay information whether it is verbal or nonverbal. Both of these forms of communication can be effective throughout the criminal justice system from police situations, courtroom settings, and correction facilities to a juvenile facility. Verbal and nonverbal communication can be valuable when there is a police situation. In a situation such…

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An Alternative to Incarceration for Nonviolent Offenders

Community corrections is a range of alternative punishments for nonviolent offenders. There are two basic community corrections models in the United States. In the first model, integrated community corrections programs combine sentencing guidelines and judicial discretion with a variety of alternative sanctions and parole and probation options. In the second model, some states have instituted programs in which correctional officials may direct already sentenced offenders into alternative sanction programs and parole and probation options. Both models are designed to help…

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Prisoner Rehabilitation

The rising inmate population and overcrowding in prisons is a problem. A lot of this problem comes from repeat offenders who have had a lack of prison rehabilitation. People have two different views about the prison system. The first is that prisons are “jails” and that everyone in the “jails” should suffer for their crimes. They feel since they are criminals and do not abide by the rules of society they should not be able to become part of a…

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State and Federal

How a society punishes their criminals can say a lot about the way the citizens live their lives. Here in the United States we would rather take better care of someone in prison for life than a person on the street who has never committed a crime in their life. The philosophy and practices has changed drastically in the last 30 years. Rehabilitation was the main focus for the beginning of the 20th century. This gave way to a new…

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Parole Release

Should parole release be abolished? This is one of the most talked about topics in the criminal justice field today. Many people feel it is time to do away with parole, while others are fighting to keep it around. There are pros and cons to both sides of the argument, all of which are very convincing. One of the strongest arguments against the parole system is the overpopulation problem in most prisons. Between 1986 and 1991, prisons have seen a…

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Criminal Justice Integration Project

The development of improved interactions between the courts, private security agencies, law enforcement personnel as well as community and institutional corrections over the next 15 years requires delicate planning and focus. Agency policies of each of the above organizations must reflect the specific needs of the ever changing population. The budgets of these organizations play a sensitive role in the expansion of what can and cannot be provided to communities. Open and unobstructed transmission of crucial information between criminal justice…

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Co Correctional Institution

You, as an expert in corrections, have been asked to do a 500 word summary for the following. In your town, you have a state prison that currently houses 800 men. The State Department of Corrections wants to change the prison to be a co-correctional institution with 100 women and 700 men. Summarize the primary issues in starting a co-correctional institution, including facility problems, social problems and staff/management problems. Don’t try to solve the problems – simply point out and…

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Issues in the Correctional Systems of the United States

I have chosen to research the correctional system of the United States for many reasons. The first reason is that I believe this component of the legal system has the most problems facing it. Another reason is that this topic interests me and I would like to learn more about it. There are many important issues, challenges and problems within the United States correctional system that need to be addressed. I found it difficult to focus on just three issues….

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Components of the Criminal Justice System

The criminal justice system is made up of many components but the three major components are the police, correctional agencies, and criminal courts. Within the judicial system, the police are the first step. They are the first responders to any crime scene which goes into the investigation process. The investigation process will then lead to possible arrests; the criminal is then booked and processed. They are given a court date and from that point the case is in the criminal…

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Sentencing Paper

Sentencing Paper CJA/234 September 30, 2013 Sentencing Paper Earlier responses to crime were to be brutal, which included torture, humiliation, mutilation, and branding. These kinds of punishments often attempted to relate the punishment to the crime, as close as possible. The first response to crime incorporated linking criminal acts to sin and developing strict punishments. Throughout the years, this thought process has changed into a more humane system. The reason for corrections to is to protect the society but also…

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Prevention and Mitigation Analysis

Date:             Arizona department of correction is considered as one of the largest women’s prison which has been privatized. These departments were placed in eight different locations. Arizona is making efforts to have many prisoners housed in both private and public facilities since the number of inmates is gradually growing. So, Arrangement is needed to cope with the growing number of inmates.             In 2004, Analysis of Arizona department of correction Morey Unit hostage situation was considered as one of…

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Juvenile Justice Process and Correction

Xander L. is a young man with a rough start in life, who is a known gang member, and has been in and out of the juvenile court system on numerous occasions. The 17-year-old young man has been involved in various crimes, such as purse snatching, breaking and entering, and drug possession. The juvenile offender previously served one year in a juvenile correctional facility as well as probation on several occasions. The juvenile offender also pled guilty in a court…

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Prison Reform

Three inmates could be released from prison today. Two of them will end up right back in the system within three years. This statistic should be enough to conclude that America’s prison systems are failing miserably with the rehabilitation of inmates. How is it plausible for every correctional facility to think isolation, segregation, and overcrowding could possibly benefit the crime rate? Instead of converting these inmates into proper citizens, the system has found ways to hold them down. To suppress…

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