- How are evidence-based practices implemented?
- Do evidence-based practices help to reduce risk and recidivism? Explain your response.
- What factors should be considered when issuing a sentence of probation? Summarize why these factors are important.
- Is a probation sentence always fair? Explain your answer.
- Does a probation sentence help lower recidivism?
- Do you have ideas for treatment programs to lower recidivism aside from the educational, rehabilitative, and work programs discussed this week?
- Would it be beneficial for inmates or offenders to choose multiple treatment programs for themselves? Explain your answer.
- Define probation.
- In what situations might a judge award probation as a sentence?
- In what situations may a person be placed on probation after being imprisoned?
- What are the benefits of the prison work program discussed in the video?
- What factors might determine whether more prison work programs are developed?
- Should limitations apply regarding which inmates or offenders are eligible for prison work programs? Explain your answer.
- What is an in-house education program?
- What challenges might prison education programs face in educating inmates or offenders?
- What special skills or traits might an instructor working with prison populations need to possess?
- Do you think inmates or offenders are open to the idea of in-house education? Explain your response.
- Do you think prison education programs help to lower recidivism?
- Why do you think Sheridan Correctional Center’s rehabilitation program does not allow for murderers or sex offenders?
- How does the rehabilitation program help inmatesor offenders to prepare for life outside of prison?
- How important is the inmates or offenders dedication to the rehabilitation program in reaching the desired outcome?
- Do you foresee the expansion of rehabilitation programs such as the one at Sheridan Correctional Center?
What are the primary emphases of probation supervision?
Describe the philosophy of the broken-windows approach to the operation of probation.
How did the Martinson findings of “nothing works” influence the use of parole and the medical model?
How might evidence-based practices support or refute Martinson’s findings?