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CCJS 497 Project 2- Case Study on Best Practices in Corrections

CCJS 497 Project 2- Case Study on Best Practices in Corrections

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Project Objectives ¥ to research correctional systems to determine correctional best practices for particular program areas ¥ to synthesize program elements and structures to provide the basis for a program considered to be using best practices

Assignment Select a program area that you would like to explore to determine the best practices or exemplary programs operated by correctional systems. Research the field of corrections, correctional journals, correctional periodicals, various departments of corrections, and other resources to identify exemplary correction programs for the area that you have selected. Determine the elements of these programs that make them exemplary and would be considered "best practice" in the correctional field. Write up your findings in a report that provides a description of the program, the elements that lead to the success of the program, and the program structure and design that provide for an effective and successful correctional program. The possible best practices program choices: ¥ Correctional Mental Health ¥ Correctional Health Care ¥ Correctional Education ¥ Correctional Substance Abuse ¥ Reentry Programs ¥ Parole and Probations Supervision ¥ Correctional Sex Offender Programs If you have another area that you would like to explore for this project, contact the instructor for permission to research another program area. Format Requirements ¥ Paper should be a minimum of 750 words (or about three pages) in American Psychological Association (APA) format ¥ Double space, 12 pt. font, 1Ó margins ¥ In the narrative portion of the paper, use APA citations for all sources ¥ Include a reference page using APA format guidelines (not included in word count)_ Additionally - ¥ Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in word count) ¥ Include your name ¥ Course title and number ¥ Project title ¥ Date of submission


Parole is a difficult area of practice in corrections. The concept of parole is sound but there are significant difficulties in making this correctional function work properly. One of the most significant barriers to best practices in utilizing parole properly is the issue of over crowding in correctional facilities. Parole, while intended to be a means of conditionally releasing prisoners, has become... is used more for the purpose fo alleviating overcrowding conditions. To better understand this problem, .... In order to be released, prisoners must agree to specific conditions otherwise they will be forced to complete...developed from the idea that people can be rehabilitated. Unlike being released from prison ...