Evaluate the effectiveness of probation and identify some of the promising programs in probation services.
Week 1 Individual Project Consider the following scenario: A defendant is put on probation. The defendant then violates probation, or commits another violation while on probation. Provide a detailed account of each step of the legal process in this scenario. What considerations must be made, and what aspects of the legal system are involved? Key Assignment for This Course Based on the profile of a (hypothetical) defendant and the stipulations of the state in which you currently reside, create an Evaluative Needs Summary presentation to members of a community corrections board, civic leaders, and concerned citizens. The Evaluative Needs Summary will include the following: A complete profile of the defendant Analysis and discussion of recommended probation plan (general points to consider; diversion programs) Description of how the probation program will be measured as it relates to recidivism and public safety Conclusions and recommendations References
Write a report that will cover a serial murderer of your choice. The Technical Report is designed to provide an analysis based on the genetic factors (possible psychiatric and medical abnormalities), environmental, social factors and data/evidence left at the scenes. Utilize the DSM IV (and two other additional outside sources for the paper. For example, you may use the internet, academic journals, databases, books, encyclopedias, videos, newspapers, etc. The report is to include a list of sources. References and citations are to be in APA format. The paper length is to be 5 to 10 pages.
Do you believe that the current prison and jail systems are adequate? Is the current system meeting the needs of the inmates and society? Explain why you believe the system is adequate or inadequate to meet the various interests. Use specific cases to support your position. The question is purposefully vague, before you can respond to the issue of adequacy; you must first describe the roles of the prisons and jails as you see it. Be sure to state if you are discussing jails or prisons. When asked, you need to provide a specific example and cite the source. Do not use personal cases as examples.