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Description

No directly quoted material may be used in this project paper.

Resources should be summarized or paraphrased with appropriate in-text and Resource page citations.

In this project, you will conduct one of the following: practitioner interview, criminal court visit, police ride-along, or correctional facility visit. NOTE: If you believe it is impossible for you to complete any of these experiential exercises due to circumstances beyond your control, contact your instructor who will arrange for an alternative project.

Practitioner Interview

Your task is to interview an individual of your choice involved in the criminal justice system: a police officer, attorney, judge, probation officer, researcher, current or former inmate, etc. (Note: Military personnel have the option of interviewing an equivalent person in the military.) Should your "expert" not be listed here, contact your instructor.

1) Provide the purpose of the paper and background information on the selected person.

2) Record the person's views on the criminal justice system—whether the criminal justice system works, in what ways it doesn't work, and the future of the criminal justice system.

3) Write the paper in a narrative format, detailing what you learned as the result of speaking with this person. Do not submit a "question-answer" paper.

4) Compare and contrast what your expert practitioner had to say with relevant instructional material from this course. Additionally, include one outside source that either supports or challenges what your expert practitioner said.

5) When using the instructional material or other sources, properly document and reference them, and cite all web sources. You must include the name your practitioner.

Criminal Court Visit

Your task is to visit a criminal court session. (Note: Military personnel have the option of visiting the military equivalent.) Depending on when you attend, you could see a series of cases or only one case. Write your reflections on what you observed and how the proceedings seemed to affect the administration of justice.

1) Begin with a cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted.

2) Write an introductory section explaining the purpose of the paper.

3) Write your reflections on what you observed and how the proceedings seemed to affect the administration of justice.

4) Compare and contrast what you observed with relevant material. Additionally, include one outside source that either supports or challenges what you observed.

5) When using the text or other sources, properly document and reference them. The name of the court you visited must be included.

Police Ride-Along

This is an observational assignment that focuses on the use of discretion by the police officers who patrol our communities. (Note: Military personnel may participate in a ride-along with a military police officer.) Your task is to ride with a police officer for a few hours and observe who is stopped and why. Who is arrested and why? How does the use of discretion play into the patrol officer's job?

1) Begin with a cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted.

2) Write an introductory section that includes the purpose of the paper and information on the assignment of the officer, his or her department, and the date, time, and duration of the ride-along.

3) Using a narrative format, provide the officer's views on the use of discretion in his or her job, then follow this with your observations and conclusions based on his or her performance. Use the questions above to guide your observations and questions.

4) Use research information from class materials to analyze the information obtained. Additionally, include one outside source that either supports or challenges what your officer said.

5) When using the text or other sources properly document and reference them. The name of your officer must be included.

Correctional Facility Visit

Your task is to visit a correctional facility (adult, juvenile, military) and compare and contrast what you see with what the text indicates.

1) Begin with a cover page with your name, project title, course, and date submitted. 2) Write an introduction that provides the purpose of the paper and information concerning the facility visited.

2) If possible, interview residents, administrators, and correctional officers. How do they view the correctional process? What are the pros and cons of the types of facilities we have in the United States? How has corrections changed over the past ten years?

3) Write the information down in a narrative format.

4) Compare and contrast the information obtained with course material. Additionally, include one outside source that either supports or challenges what you observed.

5) When using the text or other sources properly document and reference them. The name of the correctional facility you visited must be included.

Format Requirements for all Experiential Project reports

· Paper should be a minimum of 1,500 words or about six pages

· Double space

· 12 pt. font

· 1” margins

· Use APA citations for all sources

· Include reference page (not included in word count)

Additionally -

· Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in word count)

· Include your name

· Course title and number

· Project title

· Topic selected

· Date of submission

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Running head: EXPERIENTIAL PROJECT: CORRECTIONAL FACILITY VISIT 1

Correctional Facility Visit
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EXPERIENTIAL PROJECT: CORRECTIONAL FACILITY VISIT

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This project focus is on the correction facilities in the US, a review of the correctional
system, its processes and procedures, the challenges and impact on people and changes that
have occurred over the years. This research provides necessary information for development
and improvement of correctional programs. A correctional facility is a governmental
incarceration facility where convicted people or prisoners are kept to serve their sentence and
be rehabilitated. It is an institution where offenders are given a chance to reform and improve
on their behavior. A correctional facility is classified into minimum, medium and maximum
or may have different divisions for different categories of prisoners, for example, robbers,
murderers, fraudsters, among others. I visited Barren county correctional facility for adults
located in Glasgow, Kentucky. The Barren facility on 201 Samson street was constructed in
the year 2011 and has both women and men wings. The 178-bed jail was a replacement for an
old jail with faulty air system and includes recreation yard, laundry room, and a large kitchen.
Also, there are showers and restrooms with metal tables and small seats fastened to them and
a television that is controlled by staff. I met a few staff, correctional officers, and
administrators and was able to ask them a few questions.
John Kennedy is a correctional officer in the correction department who has worked
with the institution for five years. John took me through the correctional process that begins
with the assessment of the offender and from the assessment they can establish a correctional
plan that enables the offender address what led to his criminal behavior. Secondly, a
correctional plan is put into place based on the offenders needs and identified risks. It is
during this process that the offender’s classification is determined and put either in a
minimum, medium or the maximum division. Thirdly, there is case management in which an
offender goes through counseling, supervision programs, and encouragement to show
progress by responsible behavior....


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