BHSC 217 - Parole & Probation in US
3 hours lecture, 3 hours contact
In this seminar, students explore the history, structure and goals of the parole and probation system in the United States and New York State in particular. Special emphasis is given to the function and effectiveness of the probation and parole system as a means of rehabilitation. Students examine such topics as the socioeconomic status of the typical criminal; successes and failures of rehabilitation; recidivism; and what life on parole or probation is like. Students will also look at what this system means in terms of juvenile justice. A Research Paper is required.
Only open to students in the B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences program.
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