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Community Based Corrections

Explain why the correct caseload for community supervisors is difficult to determined

Discuss the points that Austin (2006) offers regarding effective assessment instruments.

List and discuss the four categories of officer supervision styles. In particular, be sure to elaborate on the difference between Paternal Officers and Punitive Officers.

Explain the two requirements that must exist in order for liability to be imparted to a person under Section 1983. In addition, be sure to clearly explain the term “color of state law.”

Discuss General Strain Theory and how it applies to the offender and probation.

Consider and briefly explain the primary point of Braithwaite’s theory on Crime, Shame,& Reintegration as related to Parole.

First, identify and discuss the principles of good assessment?Next, describe the reasons that a client needs assessment is important.

Which intermediate sanction(s) do you think have the most utility, from both a public safety and a reform perspective?Next, explain what we mean by the continuum of sanctions. What are some advantages to viewing sanctions from this perspective?

The work of Robert Sampson, Stephen Raudenbush, and Felton Earls (1997) has found that crime and recidivism is much lower in communities that have their fair share of collective efficacy. Summarize the meaning of collective efficacy as presented by these authors and explain how it is important to community corrections.

Why might residential facilities be better able to address the needs of various offenders than other supervision options?