[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2021-2022 GRADUATE ACADEMIC CATALOG 
    
    Jun 24, 2024  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2021-2022 GRADUATE ACADEMIC CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJ 520 - Contemporary Issues in Community Corrections

3 credit hours
Underlying the community corrections movement has been an attempt to reduce the over-reliance on the use of incarceration by providing less serious offenders with community-based program alternatives. Proponents of community corrections argue that these alternatives are more humane, more cost effective, and generally more successful approaches to corrections than traditional incarceration. Some community based correctional programs operate on tradition instead of empirically based research on effective practices. The focus of this class will be to look outside the box, debunking common assumptions, and challenging students to look deeper into existing community-based programs to determine effective practices based upon sound research methodology.