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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for AD 109 Effective Fall 2021

Course Number:
AD 109
Course Title:
Criminality and Addiction
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:

Course Description

Covers the facilitation of recovery with the person involved in the justice system using knowledge of cultural and peer group norms. Includes assessment of risk for criminal behavior and the likelihood of reoffending. Explores evidence-based treatment protocols relevant to the addicted criminally involved person with special emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Aid people involved in the justice system in the recovery process through the application of knowledge of specific assessment protocols and treatment strategies including medication-assisted treatment.
  2. Respond to resistance and other obstacles related to motivation with people involved with justice systems.
  3. Assist in the facilitation of recovery with the person involved in the justice system using knowledge of cultural and peer group norms.

Course Activities and Design

This is primarily a lecture course. Students will be asked to create a treatment proposal for a specific “client” provided via a case study by the instructor.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. An assessment process that will extract information from lectures, readings and other multimedia presentations via a test of a basic understanding of the targeted concepts.
2. A project that requires the student to synthesize the course material into an appropriate referral for a fictional criminally involved person who presents with a substance use concern.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1) History of criminality and incarceration in America.
2) Over representation of minorities in the criminal justice system.
3) The incarcerated experience including sexual crimes in prison.
4) Genders differences and criminality.
5) Evidenced Based Practices
6) Nonviolent Communication and Restorative Justice
7) Trauma Informed Services
8) Wellness Informed Services
9) Risk/Need Assessments
10) Key Principles of Interventions working with Criminal Justice Clients
11) Social Obstacles and Supports – including Peer Mentors
12) Criminal backgrounds and Housing and Employment and Re-entry