Assignment 2: The Management of Special Needs Offenders

Special needs offenders require advanced managerial consideration in regard to supervision, programming and treatment, and daily monitoring and functioning. These offenders may have physical, mental, or emotional challenges.

In this assignment, you will consider special needs offenders and examine the challenges in managing this group in the contemporary corrections environment.

Using the Argosy University online library resources, research the classification and management of special needs offenders.


Select an article from a scholarly journal and write a 2- to 3-page reaction paper about the article. Address the following issues in your paper:

  • The process of offender supervision consists of four general stages: assessment, diagnosis, recidivism prediction, and classification
  • Impact of special needs offenders on prison population management

Include valid, authoritative references (do not use Wikipedia) and cite your sources in APA format.