CRIJ 220 Evaluation & Treatment of Offenders

This course familiarizes the student with the diagnostic tools utilized by treatment providers and certified chemical addictions specialists. Classification of offenders and methods of treatment are also discussed.

Credits

3 Credits

CRIJ 220Evaluation & Treatment of Offenders

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 familiarizes the student with the diagnostic tools utilized by treatment providers and certified chemical addictions specialists. Classification of offenders and methods of treatment are also discussed.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

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

Know and understand the biological, psychological and sociological theories of criminal behavior. Know and understand the historical foundations of correctional counseling and treatment. Know and understand offender assessment, diagnosis, and classification. Know and understand the justice system approaches to contemporary approaches to correctional counseling and treatment. Know and understand effective correctional interventions for special populations. Know and understand correctional counseling as a career, understand various roles in correctional counseling.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

The process of Correctional Counseling and Treatment Understanding the Special Challenges Faced by the Correctional Counselor in the Prison Setting Psychoanalytic Theory Radical Behavioral Interventions Early Approaches to Group and Milieu Therapy Diagnosis and Assessment of Criminal Offenders An Overview of Offender Classification Systems Social Learning Models Cognitive Therapies Family Therapy Treating Sexual Offenders Treating Substance Abuse in Offender Populations Treating Severely Antisocial Offenders Treating Women Offenders Correctional Treatment: Accomplishments and Realities Case Planning and Case Management

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Participation in class discussions Chapter readings and written summaries of chapter content Professional Interview

Required Exams

Chapter Quizzes Unit Exams

Required Text

Correctional Counseling & Rehabilitation, Patricia Van Voorhis, Emily J. Salisbury (8th Edition Anderson Publishing)

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Participation in class discussions Chapter readings and written summaries of chapter content Professional Interview Chapter Quizzes Unit Exams