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- Define the origins of rehabilitation in prison.
- Describe parole and other options for getting out of prison.
- Critique parole and mandatory release today.
- Examine probation as a sentence and process.
- Identify the options available under community corrections.
- Describe how other nations view the use of imprisonment.
- Analyze the evolution and perspectives of prison life.
- Compare how state and federal prisoners differ.
- Classify the background of male and female prisoners.
- Compare how jail and prison inmates differ.
- Examine the extent and nature of prison violence.
- Identify the needs of special, juvenile, mentally ill and substance abusing prisoners.
- Evaluate alternatives to litigation.
History and Development of Corrections
- Identify the forms of punishment most often used in societies throughout the 1700’s.
- Compare and contrast prisons during and after World War II.
- Examine the penitentiary ideal.
- Examine the move toward separate prisons for women and juveniles.
- Compare the two contrasting models of American Prisons.
- Describe the rise and fall of labor in prison.
- Describe the jail’s place in corrections and its role throughout history.
- Identify problems within jails.
- Explain the reasons for the growth of state prison systems.
- Examine the differing security levels in state and federal institutions.
- Describe the history of state and federal prisons.
Correctional Policy & Procedures
- Define the prison warden’s role today.
- Analyze the principal objectives of punishment.
- Assess the impact of sentencing on corrections.
- Identify the influence of the prison environment on management and custody.
- Describe the methods of secure custody in prison.
- Discern the trends in corrections officer professionalization and the accreditation movement in corrections.
- Define prison privatization.
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