Corrections is the part of the system is responsible for the management of people who have been accused or convicted of criminal offenses. Many people may think of jails and prisons as equal. However, they differ in many ways. First, jails are county or city administered institutions that house both inmates awaiting trial on the local level and convicted misdemeanants serving a term of one year or less, while prisons are state or federal facilities housing convicted felons serving a term of more than one year. Second, jails are run by sheriffs and/or local governments and are designed to hold individuals awaiting disposition of their case and waiting for transport to the state prison system after they have been convicted.
Becoming a detective requires a high school diploma/GED, associates and bachelors degree majoring in law enforcement, criminal justice or administration of justice. Majoring in these programs the detective learns about investigations, forensic evidence, the criminal law and report writing (2003). Education is not only the important requirement for becoming an officer and a future detective. One must be 21 years old, a U.S citizen, pass a background check and meet the physical requirements. Meeting all the requirements one must attend a training school and pass a written and physical exam before graduation and officially receiving their title of an officer.
Rick Holland American Corrections Phase 4 IP Professor Dawn Howell 12/15/14 “Objective jail classification (OJC) is a process of assessing every jail inmate's custody and program needs and is considered one of the most important management tools available to jail administrators and criminal justice system planners. An effective system of inmate classification will reduce escapes and escape attempts, suicides and suicide attempts, and inmate assaults.” (NICIN, 2006) Upon being convicted of a crime worthy of a prison sentence the convicted criminal are referred to a reception area for classification. This classification determines what facility and what level of confinement he or she will receive. In the State of California,” upon arrival to a prison Reception Center, the inmate must go through the reception and classification process. This could take up to 120 days.
Right now on the other side of this door somebody is going to jail, be it just or unjust.They’re going to be booked and processed into the custody, and into the control of lawenforcement; by a show of hands, how many of you know someone who is locked up? 1. According to Sheriff Leroy Baca, of The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, in an article released in 2012, by the “Homeland Security Association,” he states that; “Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. alone manages the nation's largest jail system, supervising more than 20,000 prisoners at any given time.” 2. According to California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation “2012 Adult Population Projections,” CDCR supervises more than 160,000 in 2003 to 135,238 prisoners during 2012, for the State of California.
I want to become a Federal Probation Officer. Even though the criteria to become a Federal Probation Officer is a B.A. and three years experience in the criminal justice field, I feel that you are in some way a social worker to these people that you are supervising. I will finish my Associates degree here at Nassau Community College and then go on to a four year institution where I will finish my B.A. Right now I am in the background investigation in becoming a Nassau County Correction Officer.
Out-of-Town Brown Out-of-Town Brown Probation is a sentence typically given to individuals whose crimes are nonviolent. The Collier county Probation Department is no different from other probation agencies. They are responsible for providing a presentence investigation report to the court prior to an individual’s sentencing. The presentence investigation report gives the judge a type of sentencing recommendation based on the defendant’s background, family life, and previous criminal history. Violent crimes typically attract high media attention.
Convict criminology is a new research perspective in criminology led by ex-convicts who are now academic faculty. They especially focus on how the problem of crime is defined, the solutions proposed, the correctional policies enacted, and the devastating impacts of those decisions on the men and women confined in prison. Stephen C. Richards and Jeffrey Ian Ross coined the term convict criminology in 2001, and 2 years later published an edited book, Convict Criminology, that included nine chapters by ex-convict professors. This was the first time ex-convict academics appeared in a book together discussing their own criminal convictions, time in prison, and experiences in graduate school and as professors at universities. Next came the New School of Convict Criminology, informally organized as a writing and activist collective.
Terri Windham AC1102475 Assignment # 5_05 Probation and parole Prison Security Your textbook discusses prison security levels. Name and describe the four types of prison for adults. Once the inmates have been found guilty he will be classified and assigned to a certain custody level in prison; super, close, medium, minimum 1, minimum 2 and minimum 3. The classification start in descending order depending on the “perceived public risk from the offender” below is the prison levels in order. Super-Maximum-Security prison - The cell doors are operated remotely from a secure control station.
Crimes have features and elements that must be met in order to prove that an actual crime has been committed. When the defendant is charged with a crime, they usually offer a reason, which can be in the form of an alibi, justification, excuse, or procedural defense. Understanding the main concepts of criminal law can help students understand and differentiate between the different types of law. In order for society to maintain direction and function, laws must be in place. By understanding the laws and their purposes, students can gain a general knowledge of law.
Community Corrections Paper CJS/230 June 10, 2012 Community Corrections Paper The ultimate goal of community corrections is to provide safety and protection to the citizens of the community by supervising and providing resources to offenders in custody of community corrections. Community corrections provides a wide range of services and programs to include education assistance, alcohol and drug dependency counseling, employment assistance, and mental health counseling to help reduce the possibility of the offender re-offending. Community corrections are simply defined as a non-prison setting or sanctions imposed on adults or juveniles convicted of crime by a judge or members of a parole board. This paper will identify options available under community corrections and describe how other nations view the use of imprisonment. Community corrections programs are operated under the directions and supervision of parole and probation agencies.