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Explain the importance of professionalism in corrections and list the seven characteristic of a professional attitude.

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Allied American University

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PART I: SHORT RESPONSE

Directions: Please write a one to two paragraph response for each of the following questions. Please include as much detail as possible. When citing, please use proper APA format. Visit the Academic Resource Center (ARC) for concise APA guidelines.

1. What is evidence-based corrections? What role does it play in professional corrections today?

2. What are the major components of the criminal justice system?

3. Explain the importance of professionalism in corrections and list the seven characteristic of a professional attitude.

4. What are the seven goals of criminal sentencing?

5. What is a sentencing model? How have American models of criminal sentencing changed over the past 100 years?

PART II: JOURNAL ACTIVITY

Directions: For each of the topics listed below, please write 1-3 pages. Please be sure to cite any outside sources used. Please visit the Academic Resource Center (ARC) for concise guidelines on APA format. You may also use LIRN to help with any research.

Submit responses to both topics.

Topic #1: How much crime is in your city? Compare the crime rate in your area to a much larger or much smaller area and explain what could cause the differences in crime rates that occur.

Topic #2: Conduct research on sentencing laws in your state regarding equity in sentencing and proportionality in sentencing. Discuss your findings.

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