Context: Crime policy post-World War II rode on the social prosperity in which support for causes was strong. During prosperity, social tools such as family influence, community support, and social institutions were also strong and often able to guide individuals, through social control and intervention, into compliance with established social norms. These interceptive measures reduced the number of criminal offenses. Additionally, postwar, affluence provided an environment in which work was readily available, as was funding for rehabilitative measures. As a result, strong academic attitudes regarding criminal behavior emerged.
Task Description: Identify several professions that generally work to support rehabilitative theory. What are their core philosophies? Analyze their ideas and develop your opinion in support or against the rehabilitative theory of crime policy. Discuss who you believe should be responsible for the costs associated with the rehabilitation of offenders.