I was wondering about what people thought of community sentences being an alternative punishment to crimes than short prison sentences, if either way would be more effective at rehabilitation offenders and just peoples opinions in general? It is for my school dissertation so any help I would be very grateful for
It's for my advanced higher modern studies dissertation, so the Scottish equivalent to A levels. Probably should have said that sorry not anywhere near the standard of a university dissertation.
I have three aims; aim 1 is does prison carry out it's rehabilitative purpose effectively which is what I am currently working on but any information or points of view to do with prison / restorative justice would be really helpful thanks
I must not be understanding what your other two aims are.
I don't think there's a blanket answer for that. It seems to me that for non-violent first offenders, there is a program where they do community service and they're on probation without really serving any jail time.
It really depends on the nature of the crime though.
Oh I forgot....I think community service would be great for people who are convicted (that's not the right word, but I think you know what I mean) of vandalism or maybe petty theft.