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CCOG for CJA 266 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
CJA 266
Course Title:
Intro to Probation & Parole
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Course Description

Introduces evidence-based practices in community corrections. Examines the practice of assessment, risk prediction and risk management for individuals on probation and parole. Introduces both a theoretical understanding and practice of tools used in needs-based reentry and case management of criminal offenders. Examines the typology of specialized offenders. Explores cultural sensitivity issues within corrections staff. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Use evidence-based practices to assess, predict, and manage risks for individuals on probation and parole.
  • Use behavioral and cognitive tools to help offenders on parole and post-prison supervision reenter the community successfully.
  • Identify the typology of specialized offenders.
  • Describe the role cultural sensitivity plays in corrections staff duties.

Course Activities and Design

  • Reading the assigned textbook chapters;
  • Watching instructor lectures or reviewing instructor slides/notes/announcements/pinned posts on the assigned chapters;
  • Watching assigned videos or reading assigned linked articles (varies by Week)
  • Participating in weekly Discussions
  • Completing any additional Homework Assignments
  • Completing Quizzes
  • Writing a final paper

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Completing assignments designed to integrate course materials into personal & community issues concerning practice of risk assessment, risk prediction and risk management for individuals on probation and parole.
  2. Attendance at, or participation in lectures, workshops, or other community or campus events related .
  3. Assessments consisting of objective and/or essay questions that require integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts