Course Abstract Details

CRIM-240, Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Offender

Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIM-240, Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Offender, surveys various rehabilitation strategies, educational and vocational programs, and specialized treatment for substance abuse. It examines the roles of the institutions that are responsible for treating those detained awaiting trial and those who have been convicted of a crime and are serving sentences of varying lengths. Prerequisite: CRIM-102. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:   

1. Discuss treatment and rehabilitation in a historical context. 

2. Identify the reasons for treatment and rehabilitation. 

3. Discuss the role of the correctional counselor. 

4. Discuss the processes of assessment, diagnosis and classification of offenders. 

5. Identify and discuss the various theories related to treatment and rehabilitation. 

6. Identify and discuss the various approaches to treatment and rehabilitation. 

7. Identify and discuss the various approaches to the treatment of substance abuse. 

8. Discuss the realities of treatment and rehabilitation

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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