This course is an introduction to the various components of the corrections system within the criminal justice system. It provides an overview of corrections, including corrections history, and the persons, agencies, and organizations that manage convicted offenders. Other topics include policy and procedure, sentencing, probation, and rehabilitation of prisoners.
Identify the options available under community corrections.
Explain probation as a sentence and a process.
Describe how other nations view the use of imprisonment.
Correctional Alternatives: Rehabilitation and Parole
Evaluate current parole and mandatory release policies.
Describe parole and other options for getting out of prison.
Define the origins of rehabilitation in prison.
Evaluate alternatives to litigation.
Identify the needs of special, juvenile, mentally ill, and substance-abusing prisoners.
Examine the extent and nature of prison violence.
Analyze the evolution and perspectives of prison life.
Explain how jail and prison inmates differ.
Compare state and federal prisoners.
Classify the background of male and female prisoners.
Correctional Policy and Procedures, Part II
Define prison privatization.
Explain trends in professionalization and accreditation for corrections officers.
Describe the methods of secure custody in prison.
Identify the influence of the prison environment on management and custody.
Correctional Policy and Procedures, Part I
Define the role of today’s prison warden.
Assess the impact of sentencing on corrections.
Analyze the principal objectives of punishment.
Correctional Systems, Part II
Examine the differing security levels in state and federal institutions.
Describe the history of state and federal prisons.
Explain the reasons for the growth of state prison systems.
Correctional Systems, Part I
Identify problems within jails.
Describe the role of jails in corrections throughout history.
Development of Corrections
Describe the rise and fall of labor in prison.
Compare the two contrasting models of American prisons.
Explain the move toward separate prisons for women and juveniles.
Explain the penitentiary ideal.
History of Corrections
Compare and contrast prisons during and after World War II.
Identify forms of punishment most used in societies prior to the 20th century.
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