Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: PA                                     Course Number: 250                                    
Course Title: Parole and Probation
Subject: Public Administration
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course provides students with an understanding of parole and probation as they relate to public safety with an emphasis on community supervision. It is designed to advance concepts of public and personal safety as they influence larger community interests. The course will assist students in comparing conventional practices, determining their effectiveness and reviewing their success at achieving measurable outcomes. Students will develop a working understanding of public safety through the examination of the legal authority, techniques and resources used by parole and probation to maintain social control. They will compare various models of parole, community supervision and probation in jurisdictions outside of New York State. Students will be further challenged to complete group projects that analyze and determine the best, most cost effective, least restrictive means of protecting the public through the use community supervision. The course is designed to facilitate debate about the purpose and role of community supervision, techniques of accountability for monitoring goals and objectives and identification of factors that support or mitigate against their fulfillment. The goal of the course is to understand the factors that support effective community supervision policies and protect public safety.

Prerequisite: PA 150.
Start Date:    09/27/2006                         End Date: