The Correction Treatment Of The Progressive Era

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The correction treatment that characterizes the rehabilitative ideal emerged out of the Progressive

Era (the early 1900s). This correctional mechanism made use of pre-sentence investigations,

indeterminate sentencing, the invention of a non adversarial juvenile justice system, whose

purpose was to “save” disobedient children, endorse probation, with its focus on presentence

reports and offender supervision; and the growth of parole release, and the perception that

interventions with offenders should alter their criminal propensities and make them productive,

law-abiding citizens.

Prison is a place where the criminal justice system put its entire hopes. The correctional

mechanism or treatment, if fails will lead to the collapse of whole criminal procedure. The

concept of reformation has become the catchphrase in modern criminal justice system. Human

rights jurisprudence advocates that no crime should be punished in a cruel, humiliating or in an

brutal manner.

From history of world especially of countries like USA, India it can be find out that punishments

rang- ing from lashings, confinement in stocks, and public brandings for minor offenses to

hanging for heinous crimes—including theft were given.1

for those who were awaiting trial. At that time emphasis was placed on the importance of hard

labor and silence— the latter so as to give the offender the chance to do penance for committing

the crime even as the conditions of confinement grew more…

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