In this paper you are to identify one Correctional program/policy that research has found to have positive impacts in reducing recidivism and one that has been found to be ineffective in reducing recidivism to date based on the assigned readings and additional research you conducted during this module on corrections.
To get a sense of the quality of papers that have earned high grades in past semesters review Sample Essay 1 and Sample Essay 2.
See the tips on conducting Academic Research in the Course Resources module for help with using the GSU Libray to find scholarly research articles. For guidance on APA style (including proper formatting of in-text citations and the references list) see the this Academic Writing Guide and the links provided within.
Drawing from assigned readings and the additional research evidence articles and sources you identified you are to write a 5-7 page essay that describes, compares and contrasts the two correctional programs/policies you chose. Your compare/contrast discussion should center on the reasons why one program was effective, while the other was ineffective, in reducing recidivism. Your paper must adhere to the formatting and style specified in the assignment check area below.
Structure of the paper should be as follows:
Summary of the ineffective approach, with focus on research finding no/little impact on crime
Summary of the effective approach, with focus on research finding impacts on reducing crime
Your thoughts on why one worked and the other did not, and what policy makers can draw from this when working on future sentencing reforms