Go to the Department of Corrections’ Website for your state, and research two
(2) of your state’s correctional facilities. Next, use the Internet and Strayer
Library to research the budgetary constraints that correctional officials must
adhere to in order to operate correctional facilities.
Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:
Determine whether diversion programs are only beneficial to offenders
charged with misdemeanors and non-violent felonies or whether they are also
beneficial to offenders charged with felonies and violent crimes. Recommend
whether or not the two (2) correctional facilities that you researched would
benefit from diversion programs. Provide a rationale for your response.
Take a position as to whether or not privatized correctional facilities are
better alternatives to public correctional facilities. Support your position
with one (1) successful example what you believe to be the better
Examine the budgetary constraints that correctional officials work with as
they operate correctional facilities. Determine the major trade-offs made
between the policy for proper funding and the practice of proper funding to
prevent recidivism. Provide a rationale for your response.
Use at least four (4) peer-reviewed sources. Note:
Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment
Recommend improvements to selected areas of corrections.
Analyze various issues in corrections, including effective community
corrections programs, probation and parole, and reentry strategies.
Analyze the operational components of prisons, jails, and alternative
Propose specific components of an institutional facility model based on
effective management policies and procedures for a specified group of
Use technology and information resources to research issues in correctional
Write clearly and concisely about correctional facility policies using
proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic /
organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following
rubric found here.