Correctional System Analysis

The US correctional system can serve two specific functions in relation to criminal offenders. First, it can serve as a tool for punishing the offender and making the offender pay for his/her crimes. Second, it can serve as a means to rehabilitating the offender and preparing him/her for successful reentry into society.

Write a 700-1,050 word essay answering the following questions:

• How does our correctional system punish offenders?

• How does our correctional system rehabilitate offenders?

• Which method is more effective in reducing crime?

• Punishment or rehabilitation?

Your paper must follow this format:

• Page 1 – Cover page

• Pages 2, 3 and 4 – Body of text

• Page 5 – Reference page

Explain your choice.

Include a title and reference page.

List at least three sources on your reference page.