May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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CRMJ 2130 - Community Based Corrections

Academic Division:

Liberal Arts

Academic Discipline:

Criminal Justice

Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
3 Credit(s)
This course examines programs for convicted offenders that are used both as alternatives to incarceration and post-incarceration situations. Topics include the types of offenders, diversion, house arrest, restitution, community service, probation and parole, including both public and private participation, and other related topics. This course examines the various programs available as alternatives to incarceration from the perspective of the criminal justice professional, the offender, and the community UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy “Measuring Recidivism” Quantitative Literacy VALUE Rubric – Week 14


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met
1. Discuss the evolution of community corrections Discussion questions, chapter assignments, video reaction assignment – week 1-2

2. Identify the different levels of probation and types of supervision used in the field of community corrections.

Exam, chapter assignments, discussion questions, case review – week 8-9

3. Compare and contrast the following terms/concepts:courts, judges, sentencing systems, PSI, court dockets, and sentencing as they relate to the field of community corrections.

Exam, chapter assignments, discussion questions, law research case review, critical thinking projects – weeks 3, 4, 5 and week 1

4. Create/Conduct a PSI report and a plan for reducing and managing risks associated with offenders under community control

Case work project, PSI, case reviews, law research – week 5-6

5. Analyze the different types of parole boards and how they operate.

Exam, law research, case review, chapter assignments – week 10-11

6. Measure recidivism rates of probationers and parolees and explain the characteristics of a recidivist.

Exam, chapter assignments, case reviews, critical thinking exercise, research project - week 12-13

7. Describe the role of the probation/parole officers including how they are recruited, problems they face, and the issue of stress management related to the job.

Exam, chapter assignments, discussion questions, video reaction assignment, case reviews, critical thinking project – week 9-10

8. Analyze and discuss the concepts concerning the future of community corrections, i.e., pretrial release, diversion, shock probation, work release, community service and furlough.

Exam, case reviews, casework project, case project, chapter assignments – week 7-8 and week 14


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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