Correction Systems and Practices
Incarceration rates/Crime Rates
We are now in what some people call the Crime Control Era. Over the past several years, on average, arrests have gone up, prison populations have increased and crime has gone down. This doesn’t hold perfectly year to year but over an average of a few years it does. Does this mean that mass incarceration is the answer to crime control? Research this topic and provide statistics and analysis to show a clear picture of what is actually happening.
Instructions for Writing Your Paper
Write a 2 page APA style paper. Only the body of the paper will count toward the word requirement (title page and references are in addition to the 2 pages)
In your paper, cite at least 2-3 references using the APA style guide format for in-text citation.
Only one reference may be found on the internet. The other references must be found in the Grantham University online library (this includes EBSCO Host and the Gale Criminal Justice Collection).
Please see rubric below.
The purpose of this reflection paper is to measure the Criminal Justice program outcomes. Your written assignment is explained below.
a. Explain the various causes of crime using criminal justice theories, practices
b. Compare and contrast historical and contemporary police functions, issues and
c. Describe the nature and function of corrections, its services, practices and
d. Apply fundamental concepts of the administration of justice processes to a multicultural populations responses to crime institutions
Using the information you have covered in your previous criminal justice related courses, write a reflection paper over the administration of justice as a whole. Select and discuss at least 2 specific crimes (homicide, rape, burglary, etc.) using criminal justice theories to discuss possible causes of these crimes, as well as the past and present police responses to these crimes. Have the courts and corrections been adequate in the prosecution and punishment of persons accused and/or convicted of these crimes? Do you feel that legislation needs to be changed to influence either the capture or punishment of suspects accused of these crimes? Do you feel the victims or their families would support the legislation changes you are proposing? Why or why not? Do you feel that this legislature targets one group more than others (i.e. gang populations, lower socio-economic status populations, etc.)? Be sure to apply fundamental concepts of the administration of justice processes in your reflection. Summarize what you have learned, ending with your own personal opinion. Your paper must be formatted in the following manner:
The paper must be approximately 1000-1250 words in length (roughly 4-5 pages). Only the body of the paper counts towards the length. No information that belongs on a title page or reference page will count towards the length requirement.
Please follow APA guidelines; provide a title and reference page, use Times New Roman 12 point font, and double-space your lines. You need to have 5 references, two of which can be your texts from this class. Their references can be found in the course syllabus.