Develop a proposal to address the problem of prisoner reentry in our local community of Orangeburg. The proposal should be written in narrative format, following the American Psychological Association style of documentation for all components: the cover page, the abstract, headings, body of the proposal (with in text citation), and references. Responses to 1-6 should be based on research and well- documented from sources in the scholarly literature. Responses to items #7 and #8 will require more creativity on your part.
1. Introduction: (Provide background information on parole and other forms of prison early release programs in the United States)
2. Statement of the Problem: What is prisoner reentry? What are the national trends in prisoner reentry? What are the challenges it presents for the criminal justice system and communities to which the formerly incarcerated return?
3.Profile of Inmates: What is the profile of formerly incarcerated persons who have returned and are likely to return to Orangeburg county?
A) What are are the most recent figures available for the number of offenders in Orangeburg county who are currently under community supervision with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services as part of an early release program?
B) What are the most recent figures on the number of offenders who are currrently under the supervision of the South Carolina Department of Corrections from Orangeburg county? What do we know about these offenders? For example the average kength of tehir sentence, age, gender, ethnicity, social status, educational level, risk level, etc.
C) What is the best estimate for the number of offenders who are expected to return to Orangeburg county under community supervision with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services as part of an early release program in the next 5 years?
D) What is the best estimate of the number of offenders who are expected to return to Orangeburg county after completing their sentence in the next 5 years?
4. Current Community Corrections Services and Program in the Nation and World: What are services and programs are currently available in Orangeburg county for offenders returning to the community as part of an early release program? For any exp- formerly incercerated person?
5. Current Community Corrections Services and Programs in the Nation and World: What current services and programs are available in other parts of the United States or other country that could be adapted to Orangeburg county for formerly incarcerated persons returning tot he community as part of an early release program? For any formerly incarcerated person? (Explain the mission of the service or program, how it is staffed, how its is funded, how it measure of effectiveness, and whether not it has been deemed effective and by whom.
6. Proposed (New) Community Corrections Service and Programs in Orangeburg County: What new services and programs could or should be developed for offenders returning to teh community as part of an early release program? For an ex-offender? (Explain the mission of the proposed service program, how it will be staffed and funded, and measure of effectiveness)
7. Selling Strategies: Outline and explain the strategytaht will be used to “sell” these programs taht represent a move from retributive toward restorative justice to the following stakeholders.
C) Criminal Justice Professionals (law enforcement, courts, and corrections both treatment and custodial)
Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell.
In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.
God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.
Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.
To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.
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Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies, 4(8), 487.
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