Traditional risk assessments tend to focus on those offenders whose greatest challenges are arguably criminal attitudes and behaviour. However, this course examines what happens when another, perhaps greater, challenge is added to the mix. Offenders with special needs face challenges related to decreased or limited mobility (impaired sight, hearing, or speech), mental health issues and disorders and intellectual disabilities. As society grows increasingly intolerant of crime and violence, many such offenders with special needs are now entering the traditional correctional system. In this course, we will focus on the processes and practices relevant to assessing and managing risk for persons with special needs while providing treatment programs consistent with the principles of effective rehabilitative interventions.
Contact: Faculty of Social & Community Services
Courses may not be offered each semester. To verify whether this course is being offered this semester and the fees, please contact the Registrar's Office at 416-675-5000 or check the website http://humber.ca/search/ce/courses.html for further information.