Intermediate sanctions span a large gamut, and can be administered primarily by the judiciary, in probation, in institutions, or in the community. There are many complexities associated with intermediate sanctions. Some challenges include determining who should operate intermediate sanctions, with options including probation, parole, institutional corrections, or new agencies (public and private). Selecting offenders is also a source of challenge, in terms of offense severity and offender problems.

Understanding the different complexities of intermediate sanctions is important in order to best utilize this approach to punishment.

For your initial discussion post:

  • Summarize three challenges associated with intermediate sanctions.
  • Predict three impacts that could result from your identified challenges.
  • Propose one solution for managing each identified challenge.
  • Explain the importance of criminal justice professionals understanding intermediate sanction challenges.

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