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EBP Learning Objectives and Resources


  • Students should be introduced to evidence-based practices (EBP) for reducing recidivism literature.
  • Students should be shown how to differentiate evidence-based practices/programs from promising practices/programs.

Sample Learning Objectives

  1. Identify resources that summarize research-informed practices and programs.
  2. Describe the historical trend in research outcomes in community corrections.
  3. Explain the current literature on what works versus what doesn’t work in community corrections interventions.
  4. Describe what constitutes an evidence-based or promising finding.
  5. Outline the current research literature on effective community corrections practices.
  6. Identify case law relevant to community corrections.
  7. Identify current recognized promising practices within community corrections.
  8. Describe new and emerging initiatives or issues being discussed within the community corrections field.