History of Corrections & its Impact on Modern Concepts


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Which of the following is NOT a form of incapacitation?

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1. Why do proponents of rehabilitation focus on treatment, education, and training?

2. Physical punishment is also known as _____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the history and impact of corrections as well as some related vocabulary. Some of the terms you'll be assessed on include corporal punishment, deterrence and vigilante justice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Forms of incapacitation
  • Criminal punishment philosophies
  • Another term for physical punishment
  • The punishment philosophy that held that people will not commit another crime if they are humiliated or injured for their previous crimes
  • The term for a victim or victim's family members being allowed to seek revenge

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history and impact of corrections
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as incapacitation and punishment philosophy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding past punishment philosophies in use
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the early U.S. correctional period

Additional Learning

To learn more about corrections, review the accompanying lesson on the History & Impact of Corrections. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Define vigilante justice and find an example of vigilante justice
  • Know what corporal punishment is
  • Understand how transportation was used as a method of corrections
  • Differentiate between corporal and capital punishment
  • Define incarceration
  • Understand how corrections moved from penal institutions to houses of correction for rehabilitative purposes