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.
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?