CJS 242 - Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections in the United States

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: CJS 101)

This course offers a comprehensive look at the probation and parole process. It includes discussion of offender needs and risks, a variety of supervision programs, inmate re-entry issues and solutions, and theories of crime and rehabilitation. Controversial issues are addressed and capture the conflict between the need to maximize community safety and the need to control the cost of operating prisons. Additional attention is paid to both the juvenile and adult populations and the book considers how the probation officers work with each. (F)