cpss215 | undergraduate
Survey Of Corrections In The United States
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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- Analyze the evolution and perspectives of prison life.
- Identify the needs of special, juvenile, mentally ill, and substance-abusing prisoners.
- Identify the demographics and types of prisoners.
- Compare jail and prison inmates.
- Define the origins of rehabilitation in prison.
- Identify different treatment programs for offenders.
- Examine probation as a sentence and a process.
- Explain the principle of evidence-based practices.
Overview and Development of Corrections
- Define the mission of corrections.
- Identify the three parts of criminal justice system.
- Examine the move toward separate prisons for women and juveniles.
- Compare the Pennsylvania and Auburn Prison systems.
- Describe the jailâs place in corrections and its role throughout history.
- Identify problems within jails.
- Explain the reasons behind the growth of state prison systems.
- Examine the differing security levels in state and federal institutions.
Culture and Staff
- Describe the different types of cultures and subcultures you might face in a correctional facility.
- Explain how prison cultural influences the prison management culture.
- Describe an example of one mental health program and how it is delivered within the correctional system.
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