Survey Of Correctional Processes And Penal Systems –
This course is a survey to the various components of the correctional system and penal reform within the criminal justice system. It provides an overview of corrections, jails and prisons including their history, the players involved and their roles, and organizations that manage convicted offenders. Other topics that are covered include policy and procedure, sentencing, probation, and rehabilitations of prisoners. The course ends with international perspectives of imprisonment and global correctional systems.
Describe how other nations view the use of imprisonment.
Determine the pros and cons of community corrections.
Critique parole, probation, and mandatory release programs in the correctional process of today.
Analyze how the origins of rehabilitation have influenced today’s prisons.
Evaluate the scope of prisoner rights.
Identify how the prison system accommodates special needs prisoners.
Analyze the extent and nature of prison violence.
Compare the prison population in jails and prisons at the state and federal level.
Classify the various profiles of male and female prisoners.
Analyze the evolution and perspectives of prison life.
Correctional Policy & Procedures
Discern the trends in corrections officer professionalization and the accreditation movement in corrections.
Describe the methods of secure custody in prison.
Identify the influence of the prison environment on management and custody for and among state, federal, and private prisons.
Define the prison warden’s role today.
Assess the impact of sentencing on corrections.
Analyze the principle objectives of punishment.
Differentiate security levels in state and federal prison systems.
Describe the history of state and federal prisons.
Explain the reasons for the growth of state prison systems.
Analyze jail problems within the U.S.system.
Describe the jail’s place in corrections and its role throughout history.
History and Development of Corrections
Compare the two contrasting models of American Prisons.
Describe the historical role of the Penitentiary ideal.
Compare and contrast prisons during and after World War II.
Describe the rise and the fall of labor in prison.
Describe the historical role of the move toward separate prisons for women and juveniles.
Identify the forms of punishment most often used in societies throughout the 1700’s.
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