Ontemporary Issues in Community Corrections

Focus on the importance of Evidence Based Practice in the addressing current issues in contemporary issues in community corrections. In chapter 15, MacKenzie (2006) discusses drawing conclusions. Think about (Chapters 13, 14, and 15 (What works in corrections: Reducing the criminal activities of offenders and delinquents). Discuss your thoughts on programs that you believe should be expanded and those that should be eliminated. Should community correctional officials be guided by a?guta? feeling on program effectiveness or solely rely on the research? ) of programs that work and how correctional officials should evaluate programs.
a? Explain the factors to consider when evaluating a practice or program?
a? Justify the rational that a correctional official should use to determine the best program for his/her organization?