Community Based Corrections
Instructions In this discussion, students will demonstrate an understanding of the purposes and practices of community-based corrections and intermediate sanctions. Consider the Module 4 readings. In your own words, define the terms community-based corrections and intermediate sanctions, providing examples to support your definitions. Considering the module readings on legislation and future trends related to intermediate sanctions and community corrections, make one prediction about the future of community corrections or intermediate sanctions as correctional strategies in the United States. Provide facts and citations from the readings (and any reliable external resource you may wish to incorporate) to support your discussion. Considering the Module 4 readings on intermediate sanctions and community-based corrections: Identify, research, and discuss in your own words one specific sentence related to intermediate sanctions and community-based corrections. Discuss the purpose(s) of this sentence (punishment, deterrence, rehabilitation, etc.) and how offenders carry out their sentences. Discuss the perceived effectiveness of this sentence with regard to the purpose(s) you stated above. Cite any sources with citations and references. Consider the types of treatment services available to offenders in community-based corrections. Identify, research, and discuss in your own words one specific example of a treatment service available to offenders in community-based corrections. This should be a different example than the one you discussed earlier in the previous step. Cite any sources with citations and references. The Muddiest Point: In two to three sentences, identify one concept or topic from the Module 4 readings that you still have questions about. Continuing the Discussion: Considering the Module 4 textbook readings, create one discussion question related to a topic you found interesting in the readings. Your discussion question should thoughtfully and substantially further the discussion on the module materials (i.e., it should not be able to be answered with a simple “yes” or “no,” or with a simple definition).