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The next goal is incapacitation. Incapacitation suggests that by putting a criminal away in prison deprives the offender from committing any crimes against society. Our text states that any sentence that physically restricts an individual is considered as incapacitation. While the offenders are secured within an institution, they are effectively being prevented from causing havoc and committing harm. At this point capital punishment would be considered as the ultimate way of punishment. Incapacitation doesn’t focus on the characteristics of the offenses; it focuses on the characteristics of the offender. Finally, there is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the goal of restoring a convicted offender by reintegrating them into to society. In order to be rehabilitated, an individual will have to have had some form of therapy, vocational and or educational training. According to our text, if an offender’s criminal behavior is a result of social, psychological, or biological imperfections; the treatment of that particular disorder becomes the primary goal of corrections. After reviewing and discussing the four goals of The United States Correctional System, I am torn between two of the goals. I am torn between incapacitation and rehabilitation. I would suggest incapacitation for anyone that has committed a hanis and or a violent crime against an individual. I am not talking about a self-defense case. I am talking about crimes such as rape and murder. I would want “an eye for an eye” or a “tooth for a tooth”. I would suggest rehabilitation for those were convicted of any type of drug offense; and suggest some sort of rehabilitation for that…...

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