Consider the following scenario: A defendant is put on probation. The defendant then violates probation, or commits another violation while on probation. Provide a detailed account of each step of the legal process in this scenario. What considerations must be made, and what aspects of the legal system are involved?
Key Assignment for This Course
Based on the profile of a (hypothetical) defendant and the stipulations of the state in which you currently reside, create an Evaluative Needs Summary presentation to members of a community corrections board, civic leaders, and concerned citizens. The Evaluative Needs Summary will include the following:
- A complete profile of the defendant
- Analysis and discussion of recommended probation plan (general points to consider; diversion programs)
- Description of how the probation program will be measured as it relates to recidivism and public safety
- Conclusions and recommendations
The draft is due in Week 4 and the final Key Assignment is due in Week 5. The lessons leading up to this assignment should prepare you for this final project.
There is also a synchronous chat component to this course. It is not graded, but it offers the opportunity for you to ask questions and the instructor to present a lecture. An outline of possible chat topics has been created for each Phase. These outlines focus on the topics that are often difficult for students or that are very important for the course. Use of the outlines is completely optional, but they provide a good starting point for synchronous chat.