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Government & Defence - Community Corrections Officer


Compare and contrast: what is your opinion? How would you act?

 High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

IndigenousAustralian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, you are to investigate the following websites about prisons, prisoners, repeat offenders and list the pros and cons of each system. Reading

The Conversation: 19 March 2013 Nordic prisons less crowded, less punitive, better staffed

The Conversation
The Conversation: 24 April 2015: Offline inmates denied education and skills that reduce re-offending

The Conversation

The Conversation: 4 August 2016: Why are so many Indigenous kids in detention in the NT in the first place?

The Conversation
The Conversation: 4 August 2016: Rethinking youth justice: there are alternatives to juvenile detention

The Conversation

2. What did you learn from these articles about the statistics of offenders? Create a pie chart showing these statistics.

3. Reflection


From your reading, what would you do in your work as a "Community Corrections Officer"  to help prisoners from returning to prison? Why? Give reasons.

4. As Community Corrections Officers, what would your recommendations be to government about prisons and transitions to community? Write up a list of 5 key points. Share with another group.  


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