Mini-Paper 1 Instructions
The purpose of this assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to apply a working knowledge of the theories, terminology, concepts, and strategies covered in this course to write an informed paper to explain your personal preference regarding punishment philosophy. You may consider concepts such as retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, vengeance, etc. Your preferred theory must be apparent in your writings, and you must provide a rationale as to why you prefer this theory to others based upon (1) your notion of the appropriate purposes of corrections and (2) the appropriate means for accomplishing those purposes. Illustrate the implementation of the methods as they are used in the justice model, medical model, and custodial model.
The body of your paper must be no more than 3 pages. In addition to the body, your paper must include a title page, abstract, and reference page. Your paper must adhere to current APA format throughout, and your writing must be supported with properly formatted in-text citations. You must include at least 2 sources in addition to the Bible. Sources must be scholarly, reliable and relevant to the topic, and current to within the last 7 years. The intentional and appropriate integration of Scripture must be present, as it relates to the topic.
Submit Mini-Paper 1 by 11:59 p.m. (ET)