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For as long as society has existed it has been made up of two categories of people, law abiding citizens and menaces to society. Today these menaces to society are more commonly called criminal offenders. As long as we have criminal offenders we are going to need some type of sanction to detain, manage, or rehabilitate them so that they may function as a productive part of society. This is the job charged to the …

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…a retribution policy towards criminal offenders. The United States believe that we should just lock offenders up and throw away the key. This approach has made the United States number two in prison population, just behind Russia. Putting offenders away is not going to lower the amount of criminals. It is having a counter effect by raising the amount of criminals. If the rehabilitation approach just rehabilitates 30% then at least that is better than none.