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Assignment 2: The Past and Present Corrections Environments(Adult Correction)

The corrections environment of the past is vastly different from that of today. However, many aspects of the modern corrections environment have been the direct result of the influence of historical architecture, ideology, and practice. To understand the mission of modern corrections, it is essential to examine lessons learned from the past.

Submission Details:

Using the assigned reading as a resource, in addition to research using the Internet and the Argosy University online library resources, by Saturday, March 25, 2017, in at least 300 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following:

  • What are the primary differences between the mission of US prisons during the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century and the mission of corrections today?
  • What influences prompted the differences between these missions? Consider the following discussion points:
    • The medical model vs. the justice model
    • Prison as a punishment vs. prison as a rehabilitation tool
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