What influences did the system have on the correctional system today?

Assignment Details

Pennsylvania was the leader in sentencing and correctional reform in the early history of the United States. Discuss what groups were associated with this reform.

  • Why did they want the reform?
  • Examine whether it was successful and if the reform brought forth further changes.
  • What influences did the system have on the correctional system today?
  • What influences have changed? Why?

Use the Internet, library, and any other resources available to research your answer. Submit a 4–5-page paper (double-spaced) to your instructor. Support your reasoning with outside sources. Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

The following will be the grading criteria for this assignment:

  • 20%: Discuss what groups were associated with this reform.
  • 10%: Why did they want the reform?
  • 20%: Examine whether it was successful and if the reform brought forth further changes.
  • 25%: What direct influences do you see from the Pennsylvania system in the correctional systems used today?
  • 25%: What influences have changed? Why?

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