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Probation and Parole

CJ 275W

Probation and Parole

CJ 275W

Course Description

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2 and CJ 130 with a “C” or better. Examines the process of probation and parole. Emphasizes management and supervision of individuals involved in the probation and parole process including interviewing, counseling techniques, and preparing court reports such as progress reports and pre-sentence investigations. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Examine and understand societal responses to crime and criminal typologies.

Objectives:

  • Trace the historical origins and goals of punishment.
  • Examine and analyze the ideological bases for societal responses to crime and punishment, both historically and from a contemporary perspective.

Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and functions of probation and parole.

Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose and function of probation and parole.
  • Describe the types and conditions of probation and parole.
  • List the types of probation and parole violations that may lead to revocation.
  • Describe the problems encountered by parolees.
  • Assess, analyze, and contrast the effectiveness of probation and parole.
  • Explain the contemporary issues surrounding probation and parole.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pre-sentence investigations.

Demonstrate an understanding of the decision-making process of probation and parole.

Objectives:

  • Describe the role of trial courts in the decision-making process.
  • Identify and describe the role and function of the probation officer.
  • Describe the different counseling techniques used in probation and parole.
  • Describe the political, economical, and social problems encountered by the court system and the effects they have on the decision-making process.

Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and terms related to probation and parole.

Objectives:

  • The student will be able to define each one of the following concepts or terms associated with probation and parole: determinate sentencing, good time, V.O.P, work release, reintegration, community service, residential treatment, community-based corrections, revocation, parole board, PSI, recidivism, halfway house, case management, restitution, victimology, sentencing guidelines, rehabilitation, indeterminate sentencing, John Augustus, dispositional hearing, banishment, retribution, deterrence.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.

Objectives:

  • Document attainment of skills learned.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.

Objectives:

  • Articulate important ideas.
  • Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
  • Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

Objectives:

  • Analyze course content in written form.
  • Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.