Treatment of Offenders

In 7-10 slides with speaker notes

 

There are 2 general models to consider when discussing treatment of offenders. First is the medical model, which focuses on psychological evaluation and creating a treatment plan that corresponds with the evaluation.

The second model is known as the psycho/social/behavioral model. This model uses several methods, including a risk assessment and a thorough treatment prescription process. The psycho/social/behavioral model looks at all aspects of the offender’s life.

Compare and contrast the medical and psychological/sociological/behavioral models.

Assignment Guidelines:

 

  • Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research the 2 models of correctional treatment.
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the medical model? Explain.
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of the psycho/social/behavioral model? Explain.
    • How are these 2 models similar?
    • Based on what you have found, which model do you believe is the most appropriate for assessing special-needs offenders?
  • Compile your responses into a PowerPoint presentation of 7–10 slides.
    • Be sure to include speaker notes for each slide.

 

In 3-5 paragraphs

 

In today’s correctional environment, it is very important to establish a method of correctional treatment.

In this assignment, you will address the following scenario:

  • As a correctional administrator, you are in charge of a boot camp filled with males who were sentenced there as a last resort. The offenders have committed nonviolent crimes and have a minimum of a high school diploma.

 

If you were a correctional administrator, which correctional treatment model would you subscribe to? Explain your answer by giving examples on how the correctional treatment model would improve your facility.

Assignment Guidelines:

  • Address the following in 3–5 paragraphs:
    • Which of the 2 correctional treatment models would you apply to the above scenario? Why?
    • Specifically, how would this model improve the facility?
    • How would the scenario have to change for you to select the alternate model?

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