Best Practices in Criminal Justice

This course will take an applied approach to explore material directly related to assessing and managing offenders; theories and research on evidence-based practices utilized by practitioners in community justice, corrections, and policing to promote offender change will be explored. Students will have a strong foundation in assessment and management, as well as rehabilitation of offenders of all socioeconomic and demographic backgrounds and orientations. In addition, students will examine successful approaches to working with offenders and victims by using a strength based perspective. Prerequisite: 150 or SOCL 150 or junior standing.