Dec 01, 2023
CJC 211 - Treatment Offenders: Issues and Strategies
3 Lecture Hours
An examination of the history and philosophy of treatment, the structure of the correctional system and the legal basis for treatment. Consideration is given to the history of corrections and how that history has shaped treatment approaches. This course focuses on treatment modalities presently employed in working with offenders. This course also examines issues of public safety, security, and raises questions whether any treatment methods are in fact effective.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Summarize the development of the United States prison system and the integration of treatment into corrections.
- Describe if it is possible to both treat and punish within one system.
- Interpret some of the basic principles underlying directive and non-directive counseling and the shift toward direct approaches.
- Compare and contrast the ethical issues the counselor must confront as he or she attempts to serve clients while addressing the needs of society.
- List the techniques for assessing the likelihood that a client presents a risk of physical harm as well as the risk of injury should a client become aggressive.
- Describe the specific counseling approaches and programs that have been used with various offender types.
- List specific problems presented by special populations in prisons, such as the elderly, physically disabled and populations with mental disabilities.
- Recognize how programs are assessed for effectiveness through studies of treatment outcomes.
- The United States prison system and the movement toward treatment
- The concepts of the conflicting models of punishment and treatment
- The effectiveness of treatment
- The justice model and prisoner’s rights
- The rehabilitation and medical models
- Psycho-analysis and other non-directive counseling approaches
- Confrontive and directive approaches to counseling
- Counseling the substance abuser
- The sex offender and the mentally ill offender
- Confidentiality and the duty to warn
- Managing the counseling environment and the work place
A contemporary text in that field.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 12/15/2008
Last Reviewed: 10/27/2022
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