Course Abstract Details

CRIM-236, Parole and Probation

Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIM-236, Parole and Probation, is a study of the origins of parole and probation with emphasis on contemporary approaches to corrections. Topics include pre-sentence investigations, duties and responsibilities of parole and probation officers, evaluation of programs, and supervision and treatment of offenders. Prerequisite: CRIM-102. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:   

1. Outline the history of parole and probation in America. 

2. Describe the sentencing process. 

3. Describe the distinctions between juvenile and adult courts. 

4. Describe the distinctions between juvenile and adult offenders. 

5. Identify and discuss the various available reintegration programs. 

6. Discuss the theory and practice of rehabilitation. 

7. Identify and discuss the duties and responsibilities of parole and probation personnel. 

8. Discuss the future of parole and probation.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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