Assignment 1: Treatment or Punishment(CJA)

There is an ongoing debate between those who feel that the purpose of the correctional system should be to rehabilitate offenders and those who believe that the system should focus on punishment. On the basis of this debate, correctional professionals have proposed two correction models—the rehabilitation (or treatment) model and the crime control (or punishment) model.

Submission Details:

By Saturday, June 10, 2017, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your response to the following:

  • With the current cost of corrections in the U.S. do you believe that incapacitation or rehabilitation is the correct path to take to solve the problem?

Use both the textbook and reputable outside resources from the Internet and Argosy University online library resources to locate the laws, statutes, and cases. 

By Wednesday, June 14, 2017, read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Identify the points which you agree with as well as the ideas that you had not previously thought about.

Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric

All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.

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