Metropolitan State University

HSCO 326 : The Impact of Crime on Individuals, Families, and Communities

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course discusses concepts and evidence based practices of community corrections and the impact crime has on individuals, families, and the communities. Halfway House programs, restitution projects, program coordination, work release activities, court diversion processes and programs, truancy tracking programs, and community out-reach will be discussed. In addition, theories, trends, issues and strategies will be discussed to assist working with individuals, family and communities impacted by crime.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/04/2016 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Evidence-based approaches to the practice of community corrections.
  2. Social change directed at the improvement of offender behavior.
  3. The knowledge and attitudes relating to the foundation and practices of community corrections.
  4. The multi-disciplinary standards for the delivery of community corrections.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information