CJ322 Prob Parole & Comm Corrections

for U1B 2012

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CJ 322 Prob Parole & Comm Corrections


U1B 2012 BL


Padilla, Claudia


Senior Instructor/ Adjunct Faculty


M.A. Counseling, Webster University
B.S. Social Psychology, Park University

Office Location

Ft. Bliss

Office Hours

5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Daytime Phone




Semester Dates

June 4, 2012 - July 29, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours



Alarid, L.F.,& Del Carmen, R. (2011). Community-Based Corrections (8th ed.). Belmont: Wadsworth.
ISBN-13   978-0-495-91034-3

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Course Description:
CJ322 Probation, Parole and Community Corrections: This intermediate course explores the use of probation and parole as alternatives or as adjuncts to confinement. The rules and functions of the parole and probation system and their supervision are discussed. Various techniques and methods for achieving the goals are considered, including community related programs. Prerequisite: CJ232 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

My philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, student interaction, and empowering classroom structure.  I believe that the classroom, course materials and methods utilized by instructors need to actively reflect what is know about the multiple ways in which students learn, and with respect to the discipline of Criminal Justice.   

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate the principles of probation and parole.
  2. Analyze procedural methods within the probation/parole system.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Evaluate the options of effective correctional intervention.
  2. Develop the ability to examine community correction programs in their historical, philosophical, social and legal context.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Examinations, core assessment, journal, class discussion.
1. Students will complete a one page journal assessment discussing their views on corrections, probation and parole and interventions.
2. Students will be required to complete a core assessment which will be a minimum of 10 pages (including title page and references) on a pre approved topic on corrections, probation or parole.  Core assessment must be completed in APA format.


PT Range   Grade
360-400      A
320-359      B
280-319      C
240-279      D
239-0          F
Core Assessment      100 pts
Mid Term                 100 pts
Final                         100 pts
Journal                       50 pts
Class Participation      50 pts
Total: 400 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late will not be accepted.  Students are responsible to make arrangements with instructor in cases of emergencies.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1. Participation-Students need to be ready to participate and contribute.
2. It is important to respect others and eliminate personal side conversations during lectures.
3. The use of cell phones will not be permitted during class time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week One (06/08/12)
Course Overview, Review Syllabus, Part I: Principles of Community Corrections, Diversion, and Sentencing, Part II: Probation
Week 2 (06/15/12)
 Journal Entry Due
Week 3 (06/22/12)
Part III: Specialized Caseloads and Intermediate Programs, Part IV: Prisoner Reentry, Mid Term Review
Week 4 (06/29/12)
Week 5 (07/06/12)
 Part IV: Prisoner Reentry, Part V: Special Issues in Community Corrections, Guest Speaker
Week 6 (07/13/12)
 Core Assessment Due, El Paso County Jail Tour
Week 7 (07/20/12)
Presentation- Guest Speakers, Final Review
Week 8 (07/27/12)
 Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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