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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ317 Course ID: 2546 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

An examination of the theory and practice of probation and parole, including pre-sentence investigation, supervision of probationers, parole administration and services, treatment theory, parole officers, juvenile services, and new concepts (such as community-based corrections, the justice model, and determinate sentencing) that have impacted traditional probation and parole theory.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Identify various types of community corrections programs

CO2: Explain the factors involved in the decision to release one from detention

CO3: Explain the purpose and contents of the presentence investigation report

CO4: Describe how probation is organized and operates

CO5: Identify the importance of caseload classification in identifying risk and needs

CO6: Identify the types of educational and character qualifications needed to manage a caseload of offenders

CO7: Identify how probation conditions are modified and under what circumstances

CO8: Identify the various types of residential community corrections facilities

CO9: Examine how restorative principles and practices differ from traditional criminal justice practices

CO10: Distinguish the roles of discretionary parole and mandatory supervised release

CO11: Examine the preparations needed for the reentry process while the offender is still incarcerated

CO12: Analyze the similarities and differences between the juvenile and adult justice systems

CO13: Describe how rights are lost as a result of conviction


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Introduction 2.00 %
Introduction 2.00 %
Forums 28.00 %
Week One 4.67 %
Week Two 4.67 %
Week Three 4.67 %
Week Five 4.67 %
Week Six 4.67 %
Week Seven 4.67 %
Exams 50.00 %
Final Exam 25.00 %
Midterm Exam 25.00 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.