1. Session 1. Presentation: Penology in Europe; community sanctions and measures in Europe: basic definitions and statistics about punishment in the community. Community sanctions and measures vs. imprisonment.
2. Session 2. Relevant actors in the design, implementation and supervision of offenders in the community: public attitudes and punitivism; professionals; the trend towards privatisation
3. Session 3. Supervising offenders in the community I: Probation. The origins and evolution of probation: from saving souls to the management of risky subjects in the community.
4. Session 4. Supervising offenders in the community II: Community service/unpaid work. International variation: from "paying back to the community" to therapeutic interventions.
5. Session 5. Supervising offenders in the community III: Early release from prison, parole and the extension of control beyond imprisonment
6. Session 6. Problems and discussions: diversity; electronic monitoring; punishing/treating offenders with drug or mental health issues.
7. Session 7: Exam
The lecturer will not evaluate the quality of the English language used, but rather the extent to which students have mastered the contents of the subject. Although English is the language of instruction, it is understood that most students will not be native English speakers.
In order to successfully complete the course and make the most of it, it is recommended that students attend all lectures and complete the assigned tasks (reading and discussing). If attendance is not possible, please contact the lecturer.