Assignment 2: Intermediate Sanctions
Intermediate sanctions are a community-based sentence that provides more freedom than prison but less freedom than traditional probation and parole. There are both residential programs—those in which offenders must live away from home and inside a facility within the community while completing their sentence—and non-residential programs—those in which the offender resides at home while participating in the program under a strict set of rules and curfews.
This assignment will require you to use your knowledge of these various sanctions to identify the best intermediate sanction or a combination of sanctions to both meet the needs of the offender and protect the public in given scenarios. It consists of two parts.
Write a 3-4 page paper addressing the following:
Part A: Identify and describe 6 types of Intermediate Sanctions available in our correctional system.
Be sure to include the following in your discussion for EACH sanction:
- The purpose of the sanction
- What type of offender the sanction is most appropriate for
- Current research and data to demonstrate the effectiveness of the sanction as a correctional practice
Part B: Offender Case Studies: Determining the Appropriate Correctional Sentence
Download and review four case study scenarios.
Step into the role of judge and consider the circumstances provided in the scenarios in order to determine which intermediate sanction or combination of sanctions is appropriate.
For each scenario be sure to:
- Assess the risks to the community and the needs of the offender
- Determine which intermediate sanction or combination of sanctions is appropriate for each of the given offenders
- Justify your position. Be sure to support it with research based evidence of the effectiveness of the chosen sanction(s).
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
- Include a cover page and references page in 10–12 point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable)
- Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
- Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
- Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful
- Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
- Appropriate citation style should be followed
You should also make sure to:
- Include a title page with full name, class name, section number, and date
- Include an introductory and concluding paragraph and demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English
- Use examples to support your discussion
- Cite all sources on a separate reference page at the end of your paper and cited within the body of your paper using APA format
Submitting Your Assignment
Compose your paper in Word and save your document in the following format: Last name First name Assignment. (Example: SmithJohn Unit 9 Assignment 2). Submit your Assignment by selecting the Unit 9: Assignment 2 Dropbox by the end of Unit 9.
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