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Kaplan University Brian Wheeler CJ130: Introduction to Corrections Prof: Terry Campbell Unit 2 In this paper I’m going to describe how society’s response to crime impacts public policy, sentencing, practices, and correctional operations. Also an overview of the evolution of society’s views on crime and punishment. Along with need for crime and punishment. Fallowed up by the shift in sentencing laws and impact (prisons, Get Tough On Crime, present day). Fallowed up an emphasis on…show more content…
For an example, the public has a fear of sex offenders. Policymakers will form or progress polices in treatment accommodations for those people to make the community feel safe. The media has a great deal in presenting ‘facts’ about situations. This gives off false information and makes society react based on this information rather than the truth. The need for crime and punishment will always be. The reason is if there is an easier way of getting one wants without working for it they will take any chances to obtain that item. Which means for example a person that needs money goes out and commits robbery. Which as we know this is a crime. Therefore you now need some form of punishment. Without punishment there would be no order in society which would be complete chaos. Remember the famous saying you do the crime, you do the time. (Price, 2014) The historical changes in sentencing and corrections policies and practices can be characterized, in part, by the emphasis on different goals. Four major goals are usually attributed to the sentencing process: retribution, rehabilitation, deterrence, and incapacitation. Although sentences frequently address several of these goals in practice, the emphasis on which goal is the highest priority has changed dramatically in the past 30 years. (Mackenzie, 2001) Society has a lot to do with this they are wanting to see certain offenders serve longer sentences than appointed by the justice system. For example a lot of

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