Correction Trend Evaluation

Correction Trend Evaluation

Correction Trend Evaluation
Correctional programs in this time are at a level of effectiveness that overcomes what the criminal justice system could have ever expected.   Jurisdictions in the United States have other programs that use research based programs to educate, train and influence criminal offenders. “In the past correctional programs were a hit or miss proposal of programs that sounded good, but often just occupied time for the offenders. The past evolution occurred for many reasons” (Corrections Today, 2010). “One of our biggest mistakes was the claim that was made about 25 years ago that, nothing works in corrections, in terms of rehabilitation.” (Corrections Today, 2010). “This nationwide announced statement was eliminated from its context for some less honorable purposes, it did   bring some attention to the conundrum that many prisons were not effective as change agents for offenders, but rather seemed only to serve the purpose of separating problems from society” (Corrections Today, 2010).
“8,228,700 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2009.” (U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2010).   “Researchers began to build research components into existing programs” (Corrections Today, 2010).   The number of inmates from 1920 to 2006 (absolute numbers) General US population grew only 2.8 times in the same period, but the number of inmates increased more than 20 times(U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2010).   The number one reason for most offenders being incarcerated is the distrabution of drugs, or possession with intent to sell.   These drugs are being sold every where and to everyone.   They are killing many people who are using them and this is one reason that the charges for drugs are so much.   Another offense that has the correctional facilities crowded not is robbers and burgulars.   One of the best ways to cut down on the number of people who are incarcerated and repeat offenders is to make sure that they...
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