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BCJ2002 Columbia Southern Correctional System Discussion Questions

Discussion Board Questions and Assessment Questions

BCJ 2002 Unit I

Part II: Part of the purpose of corrections is to punish and/or rehabilitate persons convicted of criminal behavior. How would officials measure if corrections are being successful in achieving their goals?

Assessment Questions Unit I

Question #1

Using the information you have learned in this unit, select either Eastern State Penitentiary or Sing Sing Prison, and describe the facility. Using terms you have learned in this unit, explain why the facility you chose is significant based on its purpose, implementation, and effectiveness within corrections.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Questions #2 Unit I

Discuss the evolution of the correctional system. Identify two of the reformers discussed in this unit, and describe their role in helping evolve the system.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

BCJ 2002 Unit II Board Question

Should states utilize private probation agencies more or less? Explain your stance.

Assesment Questions Unit II


  • Which of the following is a relevant policy issue in diversion?

Drug treatment

Employment counseling


Mental health services

8 points


  • In 2014, the largest correctional population were those:

in prison.

on probation.

on parole.

in local jails.

8 points


  • What type of probation sees state contract probation duties go to an outside agency?





8 points


  • Who is the Boston bootmaker considered to be the father of probation after posting bail for a drunk individual in 1841?

George Johnson

Abraham Link

John Augustus

Doris Banks

8 points


  • Diversion may be used for mentally ill offenders or those who cannot stand trial due to:





Question #6

Compare and contrast alternatives to incarceration. To do so, be sure to identify the pros and cons to diversion programs currently in practice, and describe their effectiveness, or lack of, within the criminal justice system.

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

Unit I MAT 1301

Explain how counting numbers, integers, and rational numbers are used in everyday life. Then, describe a situation in which you used counting numbers, integers, or rational numbers to perform a task or solve a problem.

Unit II MAT 1301

Explain the difference between simple interest and compound interest. Provide an example of when you would use simple interest and compound interest concepts in real life.

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