State legislatures continue to seek budget-friendly alternatives to incarceration.
Type of Paper: Question-Answer
Academic Level: Undergrad. (yrs 3-4)
Paper Format: APA
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State legislatures continue to seek budget-friendly alternatives to incarceration. The legislatures, however, want to ensure their money is being well spent. To that end, you have been asked to rate the effectiveness of a local or national organization/non-profit organization that is based on the prevention of or rehabilitation of offenders. These programs can be intervention-based, in that they attempt to prevent or deter crime, or they can be rehabilitative, in that they seek to rehabilitate offenders. Many community-oriented diversion programs have websites that provide more than enough information for you to complete this assignment. One common program is Alcoholics Anonymous or AA. As a final alternative, the federal government measures the effectiveness of many such programs and publishes the results online. Some questions to consider as you complete this assignment are: What is the intended population? What standard are you using to measure the effectiveness? Why do you think it is effective and worthy of continued funding? Why is this a better alternative than incarceration? Is this approach too soft on crime?