What are the various components of effective offender supervision and treatment interventions?

Assignment 1: Effective Offender Supervision

Consider the following quotes:

  • Statistics show that 97% of the 1.3 million inmates now in prison eventually will be released and will return to communities.
  • . . . there is both a treatment-related component (reform) related to an offender’s prognosis and a public safety (likelihood of further criminal activity) component contained within an offender’s prognosis. Both must be considered simultaneously if the correctional agency is to fulfill its mission in a satisfactory manner.

Submission Details:

By Saturday, October 15, 2016, in at least 300 words, post to the Discussion Area your answers to the following:

  • What are the various components of effective offender supervision and treatment interventions?
  • How do these components help improve an offender’s prognosis from initial assessment to ultimate reintegration? Consider the following offender profile:
    • Convicted in 1972 of aggravated robbery, sentenced to 50 years, parole possibility in 1997, and mandatory release date in 2022
    • Age 18 at the time of conviction
    • Cocaine aIDict at the time of conviction
    • Offender a victim of sexual abuse as a child as per the documentation in the case file

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