Assignment 2: The Management of Special Needs Offenders(CJA)

Special needs offenders require advanced managerial consideration in regard to supervision, programming and treatment, and daily monitoring and functioning. These offenders may have physical, mental, or emotional challenges.

In this assignment, you will consider special needs offenders and examine the challenges in managing this group in the contemporary corrections environment.

Using the Argosy University online library resources, research the classification and management of special needs offenders.


Select an article from a scholarly journal and write a 2- to 3-page reaction paper about the article. Address the following issues in your paper:

  • The process of offender supervision consists of four general stages: assessment, diagnosis, recidivism prediction, and classification
  • Impact of special needs offenders on prison population management

Include valid, authoritative references (do not use Wikipedia) and cite your sources in APA format.

Submission Details:

  1. Save your paper as M4_A2_Lastname_Firstname.doc.
  2. By Wednesday, April 19, 2017, submit your paper to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Explained the process of offender supervision consisting of four general stages: assessment, diagnosis, recidivism prediction, and classification.
Analyzed and explained the impact of special needs offenders on prison population management.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.


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