JM 793.707 - Sp Top: Evidence Based Practice and Assessment, 2 credits (Fall 2008)
(JM 793.707)

 This course requires an enrolment key

This course requires attendance at the NCJFCJ conference.  It will be presented by Christopher T. Lowenkamp, Ph. D., University of Cincinnati, OH., a nationally recognized researcher and expert in effective, evidenced based interventions.  The course will open with online pre-conference reading and assignments, will include on-site objective tests, and conclude with a post-conference online written assignment.  The required conference sessions are:

October 5, 2008 (Sunday): 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Silver Legacy Hotel, Room TBA
October 6, 2008 (Monday): 9:00 am - 10:15 am; Silver Legacy Hotel, Room TBA
October 6, 2008 (Monday): 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm; Silver Legacy Hotel, Room TBA

COST: Conference fee: $375 to NCJFCJ + UNR processing fee: $80

Session One:  Effective Reinforcement, Disapproval, and Use of Authority
Research has indicated that the most effective correctional programs adhere to core correctional practices.  This 4 hour session covers the topic of effective reinforcement, effective disapproval, and effective use of authority in a correctional setting.

Session Two:  Effective Interventions
Over the past several decades much research has focused on identifying the characteristics of effective interventions.  From this research the principles of effective correctional interventions have been identified and tested.  This presentation reviews those principles and the research supporting their effectiveness in reducing recidivism.

Session Three:  Program Assessment
The assessment of correctional programs has advanced considerably and predictions about program effectiveness can be made based on the results of program assessment.  This session provides an overview of two different instruments used to assess correctional programs and the instruments' relationships with a program's ability to reduce recidivism.

This course requires an enrolment key

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