Helping the Offender - Module
The goal of the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) mandate is to safely reintegrate offenders into the community. Although changes in the attitudes and behaviours of the offender are, of course, the basis of successful implementation of this mandate, the road to reintegration must also have regard to the specific needs of the offender’s family, and the community. CSC has therefore developed various approaches to support all those affected both by the crime as such and by the reintegration process.
As part of their law and/or sociology coursework, this module will allow students to :
- Gain the knowledge required to better understand the causes of injustice;
- Apply critical and ethical reasoning to various problems of social justice;
- Understand the meaning of the expression “acting in a socially just way”;
- Distinguish traditional conflict resolution methods from alternative methods, and appreciate progress made in the area of conflict resolution options.
- Evaluate one’s personal opinions or judgments so as to gain broader appreciation of a subject or problem;
- Understand the functions of the family and of society, their dynamics and their diversity;
- Identify effective communication skills allowing healthy relationships to be established within the family and within society as a whole.
Classroom time required
Two hours (or more, depending on the time spent on proposed discussion activities).
1. Restorative justice
2. Maximum support
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