This course will analyze the nature of various overlapping periods of the lifecycle to help us understand the changing landscape of offender needs over time. Topics will include an exploration of developmental phases and transitions between phases, focusing on opportunities and challenges experienced by correctional populations during: youth; early adulthood; parenthood; middle age; and older age. Students will explore the implications of these various phases for the physical and mental health of correctional populations with complex needs. Students will apply theoretical knowledge and research evidence relating to these phases and transitions, expanding their understanding of complexity within the correctional environment and identifying suitable management and intervention strategies.
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