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.
1. How does our correctional system punish offenders?
2. How does our correctional system rehabilitate offenders?
3. Which method is more effective in reducing crime? Punishment or rehabilitation? describe your choice.