Inside Look

Life After Prison

Criminal justice reform drew national attention last month when President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
 

Corrections Careers: Job Opportunities in a Variety of Fields

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The Kentucky Department of Corrections looks to EKU to find qualified employees.

Restorative Justice Heals the Harm Caused by Youth Crime and Misbehavior

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Restorative justice is an appropriate approach when dealing with juvenile delinquency and misbehavior. The goal of restorative justice is to repair the harm or damage done to the victim and community while changing the offender's behavior. This can be achieved through victim offender mediation, family group counseling, neighborhood reparative boards and sentencing peacemaker circles.

End Solitary Confinement for Juvenile Offenders

During my time working in adult corrections, I encountered a situation that really and truly bothered me. We received a particularly jovial 18 year old male into booking one night. We put him in the general population, and he, almost immediately, got into a fight with another inmate.

EKU Among Top 50 Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs

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Spirited Partnerships are Key to Saving “Crossover” Youth

Are you familiar with the term “crossover” youth? It is a fairly new term that is being used in social service agencies across the United States, and refers to young people who have transitioned between child welfare agencies and juvenile justice agencies.

Corrections, Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice in the United States: 1970-Present

Dr. Betsy Matthews discusses the history of rehabilitation in the second installment of this series.