Punishments

Punishments

Week Five:
Punishments
By: Kevin Hubbard
University Of Phoenix
CJS/230
Instructor: Ray Bynum
October 23,2011

What is the Objective of punishment in the criminal justice system?
    I think it depends on the nature of the crime.   The harsher the crime the more they should serve.   Today in society I show that we have many innocent victims that are behind prison walls, does this make it right, NO, shall something be done, yes, but the question remains what?   I do like the fact that they rehabilitate the inmates and help them to establish some type of trade to allow them to be accepted back into community because without this form of rehab it will slim the chance for them being accepted back into our society!   The criminal can give back to society in some form whether it be their time, for some an apology, but let it be something given back even if it’s just hard labor. This will show that the inmates maybe of sorrow for the crime they commit.
How does Punishment apply to the overall criminal justice system?
    The first contact an offender has with the criminal justice system is usually with the police (or law enforcement) who investigate a suspected wrong-doing and make an arrest, but if the suspect is dangerous to the whole nation, the FBI is called in. When warranted, law enforcement agencies or police officers are empowered to use force and other forms of legal coercion and means to effect public and social order. The term is most commonly associated with police departments of a state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. The word comes from the Latin political.
How may punishment assist with achieving institutional objectives in the criminal justice system?
Seven forms of punishment: Intensive supervision (Probation, parole, house arrest), Incarceration, Rehabilitation (drug rehab, counseling, etc.), Restitution and fines, Capital punishment, [ and alternative...

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