Probation and Parole

CJS 3510 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Introduces probation and parole as dispositions, systems or subsystems, processes, and offender statuses. The sentences of convicted offenders allow, in many cases, different ways to fulfill the debt to society. Covers the history of probation and parole, their conditions and revocation procedures, offender eligibility requirements, supervision styles, due process issues, and prediction and measurements of effectiveness. Topics include the role of volunteers; probation and parole officer responsibilities; presentence investigations; shock probation; probation subsidy; expansion of probation into pretrial and restitution programs; the pardon process; and current debates on the governmental framework of probation and parole, parole boards, and parole hearings.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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