Conditional Release - Module
The Conditional Release module will demystify the process leading to the reintegration of offenders into the community. Extensive media coverage of cases where offenders on conditional release resume their criminal activities has given the public a negative impression of a process that is actually highly structured. Not all inmates are allowed to return to the community; release must be earned gradually.
As part of their law and/or sociology coursework, this module will allow students to:
- Define the rights and responsibilities set out by legislation;
- Develop critical thinking regarding legal and social issues;
- Acquire knowledge, skills and a positive attitude regarding the law;
- Describe the various points of view expressed by the public regarding controversial issues that affect society.
- Understand that social organizations are necessary for maintaining order in society;
- Assess the validity or the reliability of information based on context, prejudices, sources, objectivity or evidence;
- Use critical thinking by asking questions, making comparisons, synthesizing information, drawing conclusions and defending a position to make informed judgments on a range of situations, questions and problems.
Classroom time required
1.5 hours (or more, depending on the time spent on proposed discussion activities).
1. Earning release
2. Gradual path to release: Types of conditional release
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