May 17, 2022  
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CRJ 220 - Community-Based Corrections

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open


An in-depth examination of the components of community based corrections; the study of the principles and practices of evidence-based approaches used in today’s community corrections field; and an exploration of the use of research-proven treatment strategies by parole, probation, and community corrections practitioners in helping offenders change their behavior and live a more prosocial and law-abiding life.
Prerequisite: CRJ 100  
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: CRJ 120  or instructor approval
Competencies
  1. ​Contrast the history of community-based corrections
    1. Discuss the history of probation and parole supervision
    2. Describe the history of pretrial supervision
  2. Argue the importance of evidence-based practices in community corrections
    1. Explain outcome measures and effectiveness for programs and policies
    2. Summarize current assessment, treatment, and supervision/case management practices
    3. Show the relationship between philosophy, theory, policy, and practice in community-based corrections 
  3. Summarize re-entry and frequent challenges experienced during reentry
    1. Enumerate understanding of collateral consequences
    2. Recall community-based reentry efforts with restorative solutions
  4. Examine the juvenile justice issues
    1. Differentiate between at-risk and protective factors
    2. Describe the juvenile justice process in comparison to the adult justice process.
  5. Differentiate the roles performed by community-based corrections personnel
    1. Identify roles and procedures performed by performed by community based corrections personnel in interactions with law enforcement and the courts
    2. Determine potential career paths in the area of community corrections
  6. Compare different ethical frameworks
    1. Analyze why people are motivated to commit ethical violations
    2. Relate the importance of professionalism in the area of community corrections

 

 



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