Justice model

The justice model is a sentencing approach that uses determinate sentences, or fixed punishment terms; calls for the elimination of parole; and makes treatment voluntary. The justice model views crime reduction and successful incarceration as possible only if all offenders serve the same sentence for the same crime. This model posits that crime will continue or decrease to the extent that all offenders are treated the same.

In this assignment, you will prepare a written critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the justice sentencing model.

Assignment Guidelines:

  • Address the following in a Word document of 3–5 pages:
    • Identify the specific goals and challenges of the model.
      • Use specific examples from case studies to support your critique.
    • Do you feel that the model is an effective approach to the criminal justice system? Why or why not?
      • Identify specific research findings to support your analysis.
    • How viable is the model in managing costs and other current challenges facing correctional managers? Explain.
      • Identify specific philosophical or social issues that could be used to support your conclusion.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style

 

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