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Course Descriptions

CRJ 217 - Community Based Corrections

3 Credits

A seminar which explores alternatives to incarceration in centralized penal institutions. Problems of work-release and school-release programs are discussed. Management of halfway houses, probation, and parole are reviewed. The success and failure of community-based corrections programs in the United States and in Europe are also explored.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the basis for community corrections as an alternative to incarceration.
2. Explain the historical development of community corrections.
3. Discuss contemporary trends in deinstitutionalization.
4. Explain how community-based corrections or diversion is a component of a comprehensive corrections system.
5. Define the different forms of diversion programs.
6. Evaluate the need for various services within pre-trial release programs.
7. Compare and contrast probation and parole.
8. Evaluate critically the effectiveness of various community corrections programs currently utilized in the United States.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023