cpss300 | undergraduate

Working With The Correctional Population

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This course provides an overview of correctional populations, and discusses the ethical, legal, and security aspects of the profession, including inmate manipulation and games.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Inmate Population Overview

    • Describe characteristics of typical inmate profiles.
    • Examine how inmates perceive themselves and why it matters.
    • Identify key issues in the corrections system today.
    • Classify inmate populations.

    Inmate and Offender Rights

    • Describe the services accessible to offenders and inmates.
    • Explain due process and grievances.
    • Identify the basic rights afforded to inmates and offenders by the U.S. Constitution.
    • Describe some inmate and offender rights provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Inmate and Offender Manipulation and Games

    • Identify offender and inmate manipulation and games.
    • Analyze negative effects on security within an institutional or correctional facility.
    • Describe the practice of smuggling various contraband.

    Correctional Environment

    • Identify what is necessary to constitute a security threat group.
    • Differentiate between the level of security present in correctional settings, including minimum-, medium-, and maximum-security facilities.
    • Describe the settings in private and public correctional institutions.
    • Evaluate the potential for physical, mental, or emotional violence within a correctional environment.

    Professional Ethics

    • Identify specific recommendations for professionalism and ethics for correctional staff and suggested treatment for inmates.
    • Examine the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
    • Review the policies, procedures, and accreditation requirements for the American Corrections Association (ACA) and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC).
    • Identify potential future trends in the correctional field.
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