Probation and Parole

CJS 3510 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level Undergraduate
Description The sentences of convicted offenders allow, in many cases, different ways to fulfill the debt to society. This course introduces probation and parole as dispositions, systems or subsystems, processes, and offender statuses. Students cover the history of probation and parole, their conditions and revocation procedures, offender eligibility requirements, supervision styles, due process issues, and prediction and measurements of effectiveness. Topics include the role of volunteers, probation and parole officer responsibilities, presentence investigations, shock probation, probation subsidy, expansion of probation into pretrial and restitution programs, the pardon process, and current debates on the governmental framework of probation and parole, parole boards, and parole hearings.

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