CJUS 320

Mini-Paper: Probation and Parole Assignment Instructions


The purpose of this assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to apply a working knowledge of the theories, terminology, concepts, and strategies covered in this course.


Examine the history and development of probation and parole in the correctional system. What are the four reasons for probation and the goals achieved throughout the process? What are the types of parole and the conditions that are often assigned to the offender? In addition, what kind of collaboration and accountability is necessary to ensure the proper execution of these correctional methods (e.g. probation officers, parole officers)? When answering these questions, please be sure to consider the impact that these forms of community corrections have on the correctional process.

Items to include are outlined as follows:

· Length of assignment: the body of the paper must be no more than 3 pages.

· In addition to the body, the paper must include a title page and reference page. These are required in addition to the 3-page length requirement.

· Format of assignment: current APA format and writing must be supported with properly formatted in-text citations

· Number of citations: 2 in addition to the Bible

· Acceptable sources: Sources must be scholarly, reliable and relevant to the topic, and current to within the last 7 years. The intentional and appropriate integration of Scripture must be present, as it relates to the topic


Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

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