Question 1How are evidence-based      practices implemented? Do evidence-based practices      help to reduce risk and recidivism? Explain your response.Question 2What factors should be   

Question 1

  • How are evidence-based      practices implemented?
  • Do evidence-based practices      help to reduce risk and recidivism? Explain your response.

Question 2

  • 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? 

Question 3

  • 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.  

Question 4

  • Define probation.
  • In what situations might a      judge award probation as a sentence?
  • In what situations may a person      be placed on probation after being imprisoned?

Question 5

  • 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.

Question 6

  • 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?  

Question 7

  • 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?        

Question 8

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? 

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