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CJ 396 Community Corrections

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As an interdisciplinary approach to the study of community-based sanctions in the United States, correctional alternatives to imprisonment are explored. Topics include the origins and evolution of correctional programs that function outside of total institutions; contemporary community-based sanctions philosophy; current research and recent legal developments in the field; correctional theories and practices; the role of law enforcement; the courts and probation and parole officers in offender supervision; issues and challenges facing reintegration and rehabilitation efforts; and other community based initiatives for adult and juvenile offenders.