Technological advances in Community Corrections include the use of computers and satellites to monitor offenders in the community. Create a 5-6 slide PowerPoint presentation addressing the use of technology within community corrections.

Include the following in your presentation:

Identify the types of offenders this correctional practice is intended for.

Describe at least two specific technological tools used to monitor offenders in the community.

Discuss the benefits and limitations of these technological tools.


Your 5-6 slide requirement excludes your introduction and reference slides.

Use 1 basic slide design and layout.

Limit slides to between 6 and 8 lines of content.

Use bullets for main points

Use speaker notes to fully explain what is being discussed in the bullet points as though you are presenting to an audience.

Include an introduction slide and a references slide.

All citations of outside sources plus the listing of all references should adhere to APA style.

Submitting Your Assignment

Compose your paper in PowerPoint and save your document in the following format: Last name First name Assignment. (Example: SmithJohn Unit 7 Assignment2). Submit your Assignment by selecting the Unit 7: Assignment 2 Dropbox by the end of Unit 7.

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The Role of the Researcher

As you have learned in this course evidence based practices are critical to the success of community based correctional programming. For this assignment you will step into the role of researcher conducting a study to determine the effectiveness of a correctional alternative for one of these special populations. Complete the Unit 4 template for your Research Study Proposal.

Your completed assignment should include all of the following:

Choose one special offender population group from this unit (Offenders addicted to drugs and alcohol; Sex Offenders; Offenders with Mental Health Disorders; Female Offenders; Juvenile Offenders)

Determine a research question related to community supervision and treatment of this special population (i.e. select one of the correctional alternatives discussed and develop a question to test its effectiveness).

Select a research method or methods you think are best for studying your research question (i.e. survey, interview, case study, longitudinal study, field study, field experiment, laboratory experiment, etc.).

Design a simple study using the chosen method that would gather data which could be used to answer your question.

Discuss how the findings from your study could benefit professionals in the field.

Submitting Your Assignment

Save your paper as a Word document in the following format: Last name First name Assignment.

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