AJ 130: Introduction to Probation and Parole

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2024
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Total Student Learning Hours: 162
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

A survey of the role of probation and parole in today's criminal justice system. Career opportunities available in probation and parole work will be included. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • define the differences between probation and parole
  • outline the present role of probation and parole offices in the criminal justice system
  • analyze the difficulties in supervising adults and juveniles placed on probation by the courts or parole by the adult authority
  • identify and classify the risk factors in placing persons on probation or parole
  • pass a comprehensive exam on rules governing probationers and parolees
  • analyze the effects of an officer violating the offender's parole or probation

Major Course Content

1. Probation and Parole in Criminal Justice

2. Probation and Parole in Juvenile Justice

3. History and Administration of Parole

4. Pretrial Services, Sentencing, and the Presentence Report

5. American Prisons and the Evolution of Parole

6. Administration of Parole Services

7. Theory and Practice in Probation and Parole

8. Probation and Parole Officers

9. Probation and Parole Supervision

10. Intermediate Punishments

11. Special Issues and Programs in Probation and Parole

12. Research and the Future of Probation and Parole

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Review printed or electronic versions of regional newspapers

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Write a five to seven page research paper in APA format Prepare reviews of news articles related to probation and / or parole Prepare reviews of video presentations from classroom

Examples of Outside Assignments

Read required materials Review the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website Write research papers Prepare media presentations

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture