Perception Towards Rehabilitation And Punishment In Correctional Facilities During The Era Of Homeland Security




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Criminology & Criminal Justice


The purpose of this study is to measure knowledge and perception in the era of homeland security with the aim of determining if rehabilitation is a concept no longer prioritized given the apparent need to fight terrorism. This study reports results from the distribution of approximately 130 surveys to three undergraduate criminology and criminal justice classes. This study asks questions that pertain specifically to adult and juvenile correctional facilities in order to determine if there is a difference in perception and knowledge between the two different facilities. The results were entered into a statistical database called SPSS, Statistical Package for the Social Services, and then interpreted for the reader. Findings suggest that there is little difference in the opinions between males and females regarding rehabilitation and punishment; however, this is significant due to other various factors.