In ½ to 1 page of single-spaced text for each question below, respond to each of the following 7 discussion items; citations are encouraged as well as a reference page at end of the assignment: 

1. Describe the historical context of American corrections

2. List and briefly describe the 5 goals of corrections. Citing at least 2 sources, how effective have U.S. Corrections been at achieving these 5 goals?

 3. Discuss the differences and similarities in the roles between the Pennsylvania and Auburn systems. 4. What are the historical differences among probation, parole, and community-based alternatives to incarceration? 

5. Briefly discuss the issues involved in the administration of policies and procedures related to corrections, probation, parole, and community-based alternatives to incarceration 

6. Identify and briefly discuss 4 group treatment modalities used in prisons to attempt to rehabilitate prisoners. 

7. Discuss the role of criminal sanctions in rehabilitating offenders.

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