Criminal justice is characterized by violence and infractions of law. This area can lead to repercussions which require the services of social workers. Social workers do not have a uniform approach to management of transgressions. Social workers do not support the use of criminal justice to incarcerate or regulate offenders as a punishment. Because it focuses on rehabilitation rather than incarceration, the criminal justice system can be contentious. According to some, the criminal justice system has a totalitarian character that makes it difficult for people and discriminates against certain groups. Social workers’ core goals are different from those of criminal justice (Segal and al., 2019,). Social workers are able to leverage the strengths of their community, while criminal justice’s goals focus on punishment and social classification. You can change the goals of criminal justice by looking at its strengths. This new approach would make it possible to achieve the goals of crime prevention and treatment.
Under controlled conditions of imprisonment, rehabilitation is possible. People currently in prison can be helped by making it easier to transition to the outside by shortening their sentences for misdemeanors and by decreasing the severity of prison by permitting inmates to take part in activities, creating a library and encouraging them to use their strengths. Social workers advocate for funding treatment programs, and prevention of juvenile delinquency. Funds should be used to prevent crime by alleviating poverty and helping historically marginalized groups (Segal, et al. 2019, 2019). Only if people stop thinking about criminality as an abnormal behavior can rehabilitation be achieved. Since the overwhelming majority favor imprisonment, the rehabilitative approach to criminal justice is not fully accepted. Rehabilitative measures may help to reduce the overpopulation of the United States and the excessive imprisonment.