Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

Unit 10 Assignment: Correctional System
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 700–1,050-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?
● 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.
**Note: Use at least three references for this paper. You are required to access the Kaplan
Library for at least one of your references. Another reference can be your text from this class,
and the third reference can come from an acceptable online academic resource. Wikipedia (and
any of its related websites) is not an acceptable academic resource and may not be used for
this paper.
Format your work consistent with APA formatting.
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