CJ-210-R1788 The U.S. Correctional System 21EW1


In this assignment, you will explore various  ideologies or purposes of punishment and how these ideologies can a?ect sentencing.


First, identify at least three key ideologies or purposes of punishment. Select the ideologies or purposes you would like to explore a bit more and enter one in each  open  text box in the “Ideology/Purpose” column in the provided Module  Two Assignment Template.

Note: You may repeat ideologies or purposes more than once  if you would like, but you must  use a di?erent sentencing structure with which to explore the impact.

Then, choose at least three sentencing structures to enter into each  open  text box in the “Sentencing Structure” column. You may enter them in any order  you wish in order  to explore the e?ects of the structure on the ideology or purpose of your choice.  For example,  you may wish to explore the e?ects of mandatory minimum sentences on retribution or rehabilitation. Select the three pairs that interest you the most.

Note: Use the list of sentencing structures found  in the Project Guidelines and Rubric.

Finally, in 100  to 150  words  for each  of the three e?ects you will explore,  describe how each  ideology or purpose and the sentencing structure you selected in that row a?ects sentencing. What is the impact of each  sentencing structure when  you are trying to achieve the ideology or purpose you have identified? Consider the following in your response:

Does  it help achieve the goals of that ideology or purpose? Does  it hinder  them?

Does  it create potential new pathways of punishment or, at the very least, new approaches to punishment? What happens to the system when  you combine these di?erent ideas?

Specifically, you must  address the following rubric criteria:

Identify key ideologies or purposes of punishment.

Choose a sentencing structure for each  ideology or purpose.

Explore how each  ideology or purpose and its corresponding sentencing structure a?ects sentencing.

Guidelines for Submission

This assignment must  be completed using the provided  Module  Two Assignment Template Word  Document. Any references should  be cited in APA format. Consult  the  Shapiro  Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.

Module  Two Assignment Rubric