CJ 320 Milestone Two

CJ 320 Milestone Two


The ability to conduct research using state corrections data is a valuable skill to have not only for this course but for further study in the criminal justice field. It is also a valuable skill for practicing professionals.


Many states are using alternatives to incarceration and are reconsidering policies in order to assist offenders making the transition back into the community. Write a short paper in which you respond to these questions:

  •  What alternatives to incarceration exist in your state?
  • Are these alternatives merely enhancements to probation or parole, or are they truly alternatives?
  •  Which alternatives work best for which types of offenders?  What are the elements necessary for successful reentry of offenders into the community?
  • What is your state doing to address these elements?

Explain how the state initiatives are intended to address each element. Guidelines for Submission:

Your submission should be about 1 to 2 pages, with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style

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