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Course Description:

Community programs and treatment of criminal offenders often serve as a better means of preventing recidivism and aiding in the reintegration of offenders into society. They also alleviate prison overcrowding and avoid the failures of traditional correctional institutions. Through this study, students will examine the many models for community corrections established at the local, state and federal levels of government, such as parole, probation, boot camps, substance abuse treatment centers, electronic monitoring, intensive supervision, house arrest, community service, restitution and day-reporting centers.

Prerequisite Knowledge: The student should have an understanding of the structure and functions of the various parts of the criminal justice system and the relationship of federal, state and local criminal-justice agencies, such as might be learned in a course in Introduction to Criminal Justice. Introductory study in sociology, psychology and/or human development is desirable but not required. Students should be able to examine facts and problems, analyze issues, research remedies, apply theoretical concepts, examine alternatives and formulate and communicate solutions.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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