CJS 202

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices

1 Undergraduate credit
Effective January 8, 2018 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course will introduce students to the history, practice and theory of Evidence-based Practice in the field of corrections/criminal justice. Students will explore the principles of effective intervention through highly interactive activities and discussion. Students will discuss and identify personal goals to enhance professional effectiveness.

Special information

Co-requisites: CJS 303 Risk Need Responsivity AND CJS 304 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices AND HSER 346 Counseling and Interviewing Skills. Note: This course is open to Evidence Based Practices Certificate Program (EBP) Students only.

Learning outcomes


  • Articulate the principles of effective intervention and supporting empirical theory.
  • Describe the supportive relationship between various EBP interventions and practices.
  • Identify how personal beliefs and attitudes impact professional effectiveness.
  • Identify personal goals to enhance professional effectiveness
  • Display an understanding of the progression of correctional EBP through an historical and empirical lens.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices Schaefer Loer, Jennifer R Oni, Adesola F Books Course details