CJUS 375 Probation and Parole

3 credits, Fall or Spring (as needed)

Examines the organization and operation of probation and parole agencies as particular segments of the criminal justice system. The historical and philosophical foundations, theoretical concerns that the options present, as well as the practical aspects of the services rendered are analyzed. Other topics critically reviewed are community-based corrections; options for treatment and intermediate sanctions; issues surrounding court orders and pre-sentence reports; the correctional and probation and parole officer's professional and ethical roles; and, the legal decisions affecting practice in this field.

Prerequisite(s): Any 200-level CJUS course with a grade of "C-" or better