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Criminal Justice Courses:
CRJ113 - Introduction to Corrections
Catalog Description: Examines current American correctional institutions and community-based corrections in terms of development, objectives, standards, and philosophy. Includes jails, prisons, detention facilities, and correctional camps. Examines community approaches to corrections, including probation, parole, halfway houses, work release, prerelease centers, pretrial intervention programs and other alternatives to incarceration programs.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the historical development in handling offenders from ancient times to the present.
2. Identify and define the contemporary goals of sentencing.
3. Describe and differentiate between the structure, functions, operations and duties of the correctional subcomponents including: prisons, jails, probation, parole and community-based intermediate corrections. *
4. Identify and define different alternatives to incarceration, including discussing the social benefits and costs for each.
5. Identify the various participants in the corrections field and describe the culture, perspectives, attitudes, styles and potential ethical issues faced by each.
6. Describe a typical inmate and identify the various rights and privileges that they are provided.
7. Demonstrate communication skills appropriate to the corrections field by communicating information orally in an effective manner and presenting written information employing proper grammar, spelling and structure.
* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
I. Historical Perspective of Corrections
II. Prisons and Correctional Ideologies
III. From Crime to Conviction
IV. The Court Process
V. Jail and Detention Facilities
VII. Intermediate Sanctions
IX. Federal, State, Local and Private Systems
X. Custody Functions
XI. Management and treatment of Inmates
XII. Inmate Types and Styles
XIII. Inmate and Ex-offender Rights
XIV. The Death Penalty
XVI. Community Corrections
XVII. The Future of Corrections
Effective Term: Spring 2016