Courts and Corrections

Court Initiatives Select one of the following Activities from Chapter 8 of Crime Prevention for your initial post.

Activity: Three Strikes Some mandatory sentencing laws, called three-strikes laws, were created in the 1990s as citizens and lawmakers became fed up with violent crime. Intended to be used to lock up repeat violent offenders for life, the laws were not widely implemented in all states, and only California has used its threestrikes law widely. Search for “California three-strikes law” on the Internet and read about its benefits as well as costs.

 

Focus on what type of offenders have been most affected, the law’s impact on crime, its financial impact, and whether it has been applied in a racially biased way.

Then, argue one way or the other, whether the law is good or bad. Explain. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length. Support your post with examples from your required reading material and /or other scholarly sources, and provide in-text citation in APA style.

 

Corrections Initiatives Select one of the following Activities from Chapter 9 of Crime Prevention for your initial post. Activity: Restorative Justice Go to the website Restorative Justice Online: http://www.restorativejustice.org. Explore types of restorative justice programs here: http://www.restorativejustice.org/programme-place/01kinds-of-programmes.

Explain which of these programs you think are good ideas and for what type of offenders. Also, look into the issue further by doing some of your own research to try to reasonably conclude whether you think these programs can help prevent crime.

Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length. Support your post with examples from your required reading material and /or other scholarly sources, and provide in-text citation in APA style.

 

Journal Article Review: Corrections Crime Prevention Programs During this course you will submit three journal article reviews from the Ashford Online Library. You can use this research in your Final Project, due in Week Five. The reviews will addresses crime prevention strategies through one of the following criminal justice system components: Corrections Crime Prevention Programs – corrections, jails and prisons, boot camps, rehabilitation, or restoration (covered in Chapter 9 of Crime Prevention)

For this week, select an article on a corrections crime prevention program. In this review, do the following: Summarize the article.

Which type of crime prevention strategy is being addressed? Identify the key findings and recommendations. Cite the article in APA format. Information on APA is available in the Ashford Writing center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words in length.

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