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CJS 441. Correctional Alternatives

Credits: 3
Department: Criminal Justice
Description: Alternatives to incarceration: probation, fines, house arrest, electronic surveillance, restitution programs, sentencing to service, community residential facilities, parole and supervised release. Probation and community corrections agent roles and responsibilities; pre-sentence in investigation; supervision methods.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 415 or CJS 470 or instructor permission
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and analyze the historical development of community-based corrections.
2. Describe and analyze the current policies and practices within community-based corrections (e.g., probation, parole, and community residential correctional programs).
3. Describe the applicability of risk and needs assessments pertaining to offenders.

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