The U.S. 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 or her crimes. Second, it can serve as a means to rehabilitating the offender and preparing him or her for successful reentry into society.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay answering the following questions:
- How does the correctional system punish offenders?
- How does the correctional system rehabilitate offenders?
- Which method is more effective in reducing crime?
- Research a method for punishing or rehabilitating offenders.