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Pillars of a criminal justice building
The EKU Online degree programs in Corrections and Juvenile Justice were well represented at the first-ever eCAPS Awards held by the EKU Office of eCampus Learning on December 10, 2015. The awards were created to recognize achievements in student services, instruction and course design. Outstanding students were also honored at the event. Lucy “Lou” Martin was recognized...
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criminal justice corrections punishment
Often marked by a heightened consciousness of crime, today’s communities have been gripped by a profound sense of insecurity. Scholars have frequently argued that ideas of risk and uncertainty have become central organizing principles; so much so that they are now structuring social institutions. Consequently, crime control practices and policies have made predicting, identifying, and...
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corrections gender practices
There is an ongoing debate about the extent to which specialized programs are needed for girls and women within the criminal justice system. Scholars who have studied ways to successfully reduce recidivism assert that the same general principles of correctional intervention apply to both males and females. In contrast, feminist scholars assert that specialized, gender-responsive...
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Gavel sits on judge's table
In The Ethics of Punishment and Rehabilitation: Part I and II, I talked before about rationales, or justifications, for punishing persons who have broken the law (retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation), and about broad ethical issues surrounding punishments for breaking the law.  I want to focus here on the specific ethical issues surrounding rehabilitation.
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Justice, carved in building facade
Eastern Kentucky University is consistently recognized as a leading provider of criminal justice education due to the comprehensive curriculum taught by esteemed faculty. EKU’s online criminal justice program begins with core courses on criminal justice ethics, criminology, criminal justice research, and criminal justice statistics. Then, students can determine their own educational pathway by choosing from...
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Gavel sits on judge's table
According to the retributive ideology, justice is served when offenders are made to suffer pain that is proportional to the harm the victim suffered as the result of the crime. In this theory of retribution, justice is about achieving balance; when a judge is applying the retributive ideology, he decides what type of sentence equates...
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