Critical Thinking and Literature Review in the Community Justice Services
|Lecture hours per week||3|
|Lab hours per week|
This course helps students develop and improve upon a set of closely related communication skills needed in Community and Justice Services. It focuses on correct, concise, clear, coherent, complete, courteous and cogent expression. Students practice planning, writing, editing and proofreading short reports in the form of memos and letters. In some cases, templates used in local C.J.S. facilities are used to produce a variety of related documents, such as case management/reintegration plans, case consultation notes, and behaviour reports. First through a literature review and then through a careful reading and analysis of a research article of their choice from a C.J.S. journal, with which the course culminates, students learn to become more critical consumers of field-specific research and more able to identify and resolve work-related problems.