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Course Description

This course is designed to examine the various components in probation and parole; including probation supervision, presentence investigation reports, various jail alternative programs, the early development of probation, the study of the juvenile justice system, and the special needs of offenders. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the overview and description of the various components in the criminal justice system and explain how probation and parole fits into the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the general nature and compostition of the supervision of juvenile and adult offenders and of the special-needs offender population to include mentally ill offenders, sex offenders, gang members and drug/alchohol dependent offenders.
  • Examine recidivism in parole and probation for both adult and juvenile offenders, including various revocation reports, hearings and various sanctions.
  • Examine the juvenile justice system and the various issues involving juvenile delinquents as well as the historical developments.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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