to research correctional systems to determine correctional best
practices for particular program areas
to synthesize program elements and structures to provide the basis for a program considered to be using best practices
Select a program area that you would like to explore to determine the best practices or exemplary programs operated by correctional systems.
Research the field of corrections, correctional journals, correctional periodicals, various departments of corrections, and other resources to identify exemplary correction programs for the area that you have selected.
Determine the elements of these programs that make them exemplary and would be considered best practice in the correctional field.
Write up your findings in a report that provides a description of the program, the elements that lead to the success of the program, and the program structure and design that provide for an effective and successful correctional program.
The possible best practices program choices:
Correctional Mental Health
Correctional Health Care
Correctional Substance Abuse
Parole and Probations Supervision
Correctional Sex Offender Programs
If you have another area that you would like to explore for this project, contact the instructor for permission to research another program area.
Paper should be a minimum of 750 words (or about three pages) in
American Psychological Association (APA) format
Double space, 12 pt. font, 1 margins
In the narrative portion of the paper, use APA citations for all sources
Include a reference page using APA format guidelines (not included in word count)
Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in word
Include your name
Course title and number
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