Dec 04, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

CJST 265 - Community Corrections (3)


This class studies the dynamic world of corrections with specific regard to community-based alternatives and intermediate sanctions in lieu of traditional incarceration practices.  Specific focus will be on the history of community-based corrections and intermediate sanction programming as well as the increasing use of treatment-based courts (e.g. drug court, mental health court, veterans court, etc.), pretrial diversion, probation, home confinement and other alternatives to traditional incarceration practices.  The discussion will include the difficulties that offenders experience as the result of traditional incarceration, issues surrounding offenders upon their return to the community as well as the benefits of treatment versus punishment.

Prerequisite(s): CJST 200 - Intro Crim Justice Sys (3)