CC Glossary

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elements presented in a crime that the judge or jury may take into account at the time of sentencing, which may lead to a harsher sentence.
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A treatment program that seeks to provide individuals with new coping skills as an alternative to acting out violently. #treatment
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A specified period of training that instills the organizational culture and develops skills for job performance in newly hired jail/corrections officers during their first year of employment. The length and requirements of training vary by state and agency. #professionaldevelopment
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A problem-focused approach designed to help people identify and change the dysfunctional beliefs, thoughts, and patterns of behavior that contribute to their problems. #mentalhealth #treatment
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A major component of the criminal justice system that offers programs and services in the community and/or viable alternatives to incarceration for individuals at various stages of the criminal justice process. Community corrections may include pretrial programs; behavior ...
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A short-term, locally based incarceration facility close to where the defendant or inmate resides. #detention
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A restorative justice practice of resolving a dispute or a criminal or delinquency case using appointed community representatives, prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and the offender(s) via mediation. #restorativejustice #sentencin
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Refers to those potentially crime-producing factors in an individual’s life associated with criminal behavior. #criminogenicrisk/needs
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An individual against whom a criminal proceeding is pending. #judicialsystem
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An individual who is awaiting trial for an alleged crime and held in a local jail. #detention #judicialsystem