From Offender to Responsible Citizen: Learning for Life - Module
Incarceration and supervision do not produce the long-term changes that many offenders require in order for them to lead productive, law-abiding lives in the community. To help offenders safely return to the community and improve their chance of getting and holding a job, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has established correctional programs enabling them to make positive changes in their behaviours. This module provides students with an overview of the main educational and correctional programs operated by CSC in institutions and in the community at large.
As part of their sociology coursework, this module will allow students to
- Discuss the factors influencing the individual's self-concept;
- Identify the behaviours that promote health and well-being;
- Understand the importance of education and employment in self-esteem and rehabilitation of offenders;
- Understand how social organizations are necessary to maintain an orderly community;
- Describe the effects of family violence;
- Consider, on the one hand, the basic need of all individuals for food, shelter, interpersonal relations and management of resources and, on the other hand, individual and social responsibilities.
Classroom time required
1.5 to 2 hours (or more, depending on the time spent on proposed discussion activities).
1. “Changing Lives; Protecting Canadians”
2. Education and employment: A gateway to the community
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