This class reviews major issues related to the rehabilitation of public offenders and introduces the evidence in support of the major correlates of a criminal history and the major risk/need factors predictive of criminal futures. Topics include understanding, exploring antisocial cognition and antisocial associates; consideration of the social contexts of school/work, family/marital, and leisure/recreation; substance abuse and criminal behavior; use of community resources. The class includes field visits.
- Define criminal behavior.
- Identify and explain Evidence-based Practices in community corrections and the Principles of Effective Intervention to reduce recidivism.
- Identify and explain desistance from crime.
- Identify and explain the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI).
- Identify and explain the major criminological theories as they relate to the explanation of juvenile and adult crime.
- Identify and explain the personality components characteristics of criminal behavior.
- Identify the major schools of criminological theory.
- Know and understand important terminology, facts, concepts, principles and theories used in the criminal justice system.