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History and Development of Corrections
- Identify the forms of punishment most often used in societies throughout the 1700’s.
- Describe the historical role of the move toward separate prisons for women and juveniles.
- Describe the rise and the fall of labor in prison.
- Compare and contrast prisons during and after World War II.
- Describe the historical role of the Penitentiary ideal.
- Compare the two contrasting models of American Prisons.
- Describe the jail’s place in corrections and its role throughout history.
- Analyze jail problems within the U.S.system.
- Explain the reasons for the growth of state prison systems.
- Describe the history of state and federal prisons.
- Differentiate security levels in state and federal prison systems.
- Analyze the extent and nature of prison violence.
- Compare the prison population in jails and prisons at the state and federal level.
- Analyze the evolution and perspectives of prison life.
- Classify the various profiles of male and female prisoners.
- Identify how the prison system accommodates special needs prisoners.
- Evaluate the scope of prisoner rights.
Correctional Policy & Procedures
- Analyze the principle objectives of punishment.
- Identify the influence of the prison environment on management and custody for and among state, federal, and private prisons.
- Describe the methods of secure custody in prison.
- Discern the trends in corrections officer professionalization and the accreditation movement in corrections.
- Assess the impact of sentencing on corrections.
- Define the prison warden’s role today.
- Analyze how the origins of rehabilitation have influenced today’s prisons.
- Critique parole, probation, and mandatory release programs in the correctional process of today.
- Determine the pros and cons of community corrections.
- Describe how other nations view the use of imprisonment.
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