db week 11
Thoroughly discuss your understanding of Week #11’s course learning material in your initial discussion post. You are directed to pay particular attention to the intricacies of Probation and Parole across the United States. Select two (or more!) of the sources found through the links provided in the Reading, Viewing, Listening folder found in Week #11 to demonstrate your comprehension of the supplemental course materials provided to you. Draft your original thoughts and inferences on any perceived strengths and/or limitations of the source(s) you selected.
Some questions to explore are:
a. How does probation help offenders, victims, and their communities as opposed to incarceration? Are there any ethical considerations or unintended consequences which may result from probation being imposed on an offender instead of incarceration in a House of Correction or prison?
b. In terms or parole, what types of factors should parole boards take into consideration when deciding on granting a prisoner early release? Are there any mitigating factors you would take into account? How about victims’ wishes? Elaborate.
Originality is strongly encouraged; that is, rely less on textbooks and internet sources; contribute your own thoughts and inferences. Refer to the assigned chapters in the Fagin text; the contents found in the Reading, Viewing, Listening folder; and the PowerPoint presentations in Week #11’s Lecture Material folder for guidance.