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Prison Failures

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Perhaps the most important point of this entire paper is as follows. While the prison and penal systems have failed in several ways, it has undoubtedly failed at encouraging remorse from offenders in two significant ways. In Christie’s (1977) Conflicts as Property, he advocates that the crimes are rightfully the “property” of those involved and have been stolen by the state writing: “ First, the parties are being represented. Secondly, the one party that is represented by the state, namely the victim, is so thoroughly represented that she or he for most of the proceedings is pushed completely out of the arena… and often in a more crippling manner by being denied rights to full participation in what might have been one of the more important
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