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jonzo_boy On December 17, 2011




, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 00:08:50
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

Thank You
Sparklegirl On December 13, 2019
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 00:17:53
Is it an A Level you are studying for? A dissertation shouldnt be done until the final year of uni, so I'm just checking wha tyou are doing to see how in depth the replies from other TFSers and myself needs to be
jonzo_boy On December 17, 2011




, United Kingdom
#3New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 00:24:01
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
Sparklegirl On December 13, 2019
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 00:35:21
@jonzo_boy Said

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



OK thats good to know, when is the work due in? This is something that I am looking at in my criminology class at the moment so maybe there is something I might be able to help with slightly when I have my notes with me tomorrow
jonzo_boy On December 17, 2011




, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 00:47:26
@Sparklegirl Said

OK thats good to know, when is the work due in? This is something that I am looking at in my criminology class at the moment so maybe there is something I might be able to help with slightly when I have my notes with me tomorrow



Our teacher was taken to hospital, so we have a cover teacher who used to teach at another school in the area so she is wanting a first-draft of our first aim in before the christmas holidays.
Thank you so much, if you have anything in your notes that would help I would really appreciate the help
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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American Alps, Washington
#6New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 00:53:40
@jonzo_boy Said

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

Thank You



@jonzo_boy Said

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.
Sparklegirl On December 13, 2019
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 01:11:22
@jonzo_boy Said

Our teacher was taken to hospital, so we have a cover teacher who used to teach at another school in the area so she is wanting a first-draft of our first aim in before the christmas holidays.
Thank you so much, if you have anything in your notes that would help I would really appreciate the help



Right ok, thats no problem- I will get my notes out tomorrow to see what I can help with
drman321 On December 28, 2013




, Florida
#8New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 01:19:20
Personally I am of the opinion that prison is ineffective at rehabilitation. Recidivism rates are what lead me to this conclusion. For that reason I think we need to view prison not as punishment for the person who committed the crime, but rather as protection for the rest of society. If society needs protection from someone then they need to be locked up. If their crime is not one society needs to be protected from (drug use, prostitution, etc) then a fine or community service is probably much more effective.
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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American Alps, Washington
#9New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 01:22:52
@drman321 Said

Personally I am of the opinion that prison is ineffective at rehabilitation. Recidivism rates are what lead me to this conclusion. For that reason I think we need to view prison not as punishment for the person who committed the crime, but rather as protection for the rest of society. If society needs protection from someone then they need to be locked up. If their crime is not one society needs to be protected from (drug use, prostitution, etc) then a fine or community service is probably much more effective.



You pretty much said exactly what I was thinking. Good job!
Electric_Banana 6 minutes ago




, New Zealand
#10New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 01:34:25
If you want to reform convicts - start teaching them the untaught sciences.

I don't mean tell them to dunk themselves in water to find Jesus, because that won't make any sense, I mean explain to them that they could be more intelligent than what they are.
sAeGeSpAeNe On September 20, 2021
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#11New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 05:18:32
@Sparklegirl Said

OK thats good to know, when is the work due in? This is something that I am looking at in my criminology class at the moment so maybe there is something I might be able to help with slightly when I have my notes with me tomorrow



You don't have your notes with you? Where are you, in prison?


Prison sentences:

1. Lights out!

2. Get in line!

3. You've got 20 minutes to eat and walk in the yard.

4. No visitors for you, today.
Sparklegirl On December 13, 2019
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 09:27:50
@sAeGeSpAeNe Said

You don't have your notes with you? Where are you, in prison?


Prison sentences:

1. Lights out!

2. Get in line!

3. You've got 20 minutes to eat and walk in the yard.

4. No visitors for you, today.



my dear I was in bed as the OP will appreciate being in my time zone Lights were out- by vitrtue I was lying down meant I was sort of in line without visotors and I walked in my dream so I fit all of the criterion as set out by your good self
Electric_Banana 6 minutes ago




, New Zealand
#13New Post! Dec 15, 2011 @ 10:14:43
@Electric_Banana Said

If you want to reform convicts - start teaching them the untaught sciences.

I don't mean tell them to dunk themselves in water to find Jesus, because that won't make any sense, I mean explain to them that they could be more intelligent than what they are.



Ok, so like how often do I this thing where my brain falls out of my head?
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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American Alps, Washington
#14New Post! Dec 16, 2011 @ 01:47:38
@Electric_Banana Said

Ok, so like how often do I this thing where my brain falls out of my head?



Pretty much every time you hit the "post" button.

That just suddenly reminded me...some time ago, I made a drunken posting thread (or something of that nature) for when someone posts something totally wacky. The intent was for a person to quote them wherever they said it and then post it in that thread for the person to see "in the morning." I wonder what ever happened to it.
jonzo_boy On December 17, 2011




, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Dec 17, 2011 @ 13:46:19
..... sorry didn't mean to post....
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