Many people do not realize how complex and varied Corrections can be as a career. There are many components such as staff and employee training, obtaining institutional contracts for food, managing laundry facilities, safety classes and education, how to deal with violent offenders, classification, mentally ill inmates, probation, parole, and the list goes on.
I would like you to look at the list below and choose a topic that is interesting to you. Then look at the sub topics and choose the subject that you would like to investigate for your term paper. You can incorporate more than one if you like. I have included an icon in the Lessons Folder for the Georgia Association of Sheriff’s public report. The document has information for vendors, names of the sheriff’s throughout Georgia, and information regarding juveniles.
Write your paper and include all the requirements. If you do not know how to do some aspect of the paper, please email me so I can help you. Please note that this paper is due on December 3 and must be submitted to me as an ANGEL attachment. Save the file as indicated in the requirements listed below the topics.
After completing this section, the student will:
HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
Describe the history of corrections.
Evolution of federal, state, and local corrections
Explain the value of the history and evolution of federal, state, and local corrections.
Identify at least six major philosophies of incarceration.
LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS
List the three classification areas or grades of inmates.
Problems of classifications
Explain how the classification process can frequently intensify conflict between treatment and custody staffs.
Summarize the rights of the prisoner.
Define the general categories of treatment services.
Identify at least four problems facing prison inmate rehabilitation efforts.
INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES AND PROCEDURES
Contrast prison facility design options as they affect security and staffing problems.
Contemporary correctional administrators
Explain at least four of the major problems facing contemporary correctional administrators.
Adult vs. juvenile correctional institutionalization
Compare at least five major differences between juvenile and adult institutionalization.
PROBATION, PAROLE, AND PRERELEASE PROGRAMS
Overview of probation and parole
Contrast and define the concepts of probation and parole.
History of parole
Identify at least three important historical progressions in the origins of parole.
"Father of Probation"
Identify the "Father of Probation" and his contribution to probational thought.
Work release and prerelease programs
Name at least three advantages of work release and prerelease programs.
Prisoner good time concepts
Explain the general concept of prisoner good time laws and legislation.
Probation work loads
List at least three problems associated with probation caseloads.
Shock incarceration and other models
Explain the concept of shock incarceration.
Vocational and therapeutic models
Explain the difference between vocational and therapeutic models for the rehabilitation of offenders.
Identify at least three goals of correctional counseling.
Drug and alcohol abuse counseling
Identify some of the unique constraints and considerations in alcohol and drug abuse counseling.
Define the concept of community-based corrections.