CRIJ 201 Community Based Corrections

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the alternatives to formal incarceration utilizing resources and facilities within the community.

Credits

3 Credits

CRIJ 201Community Based Corrections

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the alternatives to formal incarceration utilizing resources and facilities within the community.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Define general categories of crimes and describe the components of the criminal justice system. Examine theories regarding criminal behavior. Explore the history of community corrections and identify modern supervision techniques and programs. Examine the functions of sentencing and the role of pre-sentence investigations. Explore the history of probation and distinguish the difference between parole and probation. Examine standard probation and sanctions resulting from probation violations. Describe major characteristics and primary functions of jails and prisons. Define the function of parole and the major issues associated with prisoner reentry. Describe the function of parole boards and the programs associated with early release from prison. Define what "Po’s" do and the qualifications and training required to promote effective officer-client relationships. Examine stress and burnout associated with employment in community corrections and various specialized job opportunities within the profession. Describe special needs populations and methods of supervision. Examine the juvenile justice system and identify various programs and methods of supervision associated with the juvenile population. Define recidivism.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Criminal Justice System Components: Locating Probation and Parole Theories of Offender Treatment An Overview of Community Corrections: Types, Goals, and Functions Sentencing and the Presentence Investigation Report: Background Preparation and Functions Probation and Probationers: History, Philosophy, Goals, and Functions Programs for Probationers Jails and Prisons Parole and Parolees Early Release, Parole Programs, and Parole Revocation Probation/Parole Organization and Operations: Recruitment, Training, and Officer-Client Relations Probation and Parole Professionals Offender Supervision: Types of Offenders and Special Supervisory Considerations Juvenile Probation and Parole Evaluating Programs: Balancing Service Delivery and Recidivism Considerations

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

First-Week Introduction Assignment Chapter readings and chapter review question(s) Participation in online discussion with instructor and/or students

Required Exams

Chapter Quizzes Unit Exams

Required Text

Probation, Parole, and Community Based Corrections, Champion, (6th Edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall)

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

First-Week Introduction Assignment Chapter readings and chapter review question(s) Participation in online discussion with instructor and/or students Chapter Quizzes Unit Exams