CRIJ260 Probation and Parole

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice

I. Course Number and Title
CRIJ260 Probation and Parole
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CRIJ100 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces students to the history and fundamental theories of probation and parole. The major topics of study include county correctional systems policies and practices and federal and state correctional systems policies and practices.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. evaluate the origins, development, and differences between probation and parole;
    2. examine the legal rights of the convicted, training in corrections, and pre-sentence investigations;
    3. analyze community treatment in reference to probation, parole, halfway houses, and foster care; and
    4. differentiate among county, federal, and state correctional systems policies and practices.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. origins and development of probation and parole
    2. the place of probation and parole in the correctional process
    3. legal rights of the convicted
    4. training in corrections
    5. pre-sentence investigations
    6. juvenile probation and aftercare
    7. juvenile treatment in probation
    8. halfway houses and foster care
    9. use of volunteers in community treatment
    10. county correctional systems policies
    11. federal correctional systems policies
    12. state correctional systems policies
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals is based on participation in classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date -4/99; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015