cjs230 | undergraduate
Introduction To Corrections
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Correctional Policy and Procedures, Part I
- Analyze the principal objectives of punishment.
- Assess the impact of sentencing on corrections.
- Define the role of today’s prison warden.
- Explain how jail and prison inmates differ.
- Classify the background of male and female prisoners.
- Compare state and federal prisoners.
- Analyze the evolution and perspectives of prison life.
- Examine the extent and nature of prison violence.
- Identify the needs of special, juvenile, mentally ill, and substance-abusing prisoners.
- Evaluate alternatives to litigation.
Correctional Policy and Procedures, Part II
- Identify the influence of the prison environment on management and custody.
- Describe the methods of secure custody in prison.
- Define prison privatization.
- Explain trends in professionalization and accreditation for corrections officers.
Correctional Alternatives: Rehabilitation and Parole
- Define the origins of rehabilitation in prison.
- Describe parole and other options for getting out of prison.
- Evaluate current parole and mandatory release policies.
Correctional Alternatives: Community Corrections
- Explain probation as a sentence and a process.
- Describe how other nations view the use of imprisonment.
- Identify the options available under community corrections.
History of Corrections
- Identify forms of punishment most used in societies prior to the 20th century.
- Compare and contrast prisons during and after World War II.
Development of Corrections
- Explain the penitentiary ideal.
- Explain 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.
Correctional Systems, Part I
- Describe the role of jails in corrections throughout history.
- Identify problems within jails.
Correctional Systems, Part II
- Explain the reasons for the growth of state prison systems.
- Describe the history of state and federal prisons.
- Examine the differing security levels in state and federal institutions.
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