Select 2 of the following 3 questions.  Limit your response to no more than 2 pages (Double-spaced) PER QUESTION.

  1. Briefly summarize the social, political, and scientific ideas advocated during the Age of Reason and the effect they had on correctional thinking. Discuss whether you recognize any of these ideas in today’s society.
  2. Discuss the historical development of parole and indeterminate sentencing. Do either have a place in the current correctional climate or would we be better off to abolish them? Defend your answer.
  3. Deterrence remains a popular idea. Explain the rationale of deterrence. Do you think punishment serves as a deterrent? Why or why not? Is deterrence the reason you are not committing a crime right now? What is? Defend your answer.

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