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  • Rehabilitation
    • All down to what type of offender as to whether they are going to "want" help or not
    • Modest aims - to provide assistence
      • Focus on assisting not curing
    • Prisons are places of punishment but also education, hard work and change.
      • Argued against the “Victorian” approach of “just banging up more and more people for longer without actively seeking to change them” Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders
      • Punished whilst supported to turn their back on crime
        • Prison should not be a place where convicts can fritter away hours on end watching satellite television in their cells
        • lower crime, fewer victims and safer communities
    • HM Prison statement of Purpose "our duty is to look after them with humanity and help them lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release"
    • Difficult  to know how long the sentences will be due to parole and therefore lack of clarity in rehabilitation sentencing.
    • Crime caused by social, psychological or biological factors that need to diagnosed and treated.
    • It overlooks the fact that a lot of crime is opportunistic and thus there is  nothing to be "treated"
    • "What works?" better to say "what helps people go straight?" Ward and Maruna
      • Easy to say "nothing works" as this implies some degree of predictable consistency. Nothing works for every offender. It was be very unusual for someone to say that "nothing helps people go straight"


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