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CRIM 120 - Corrections Institutions/Facilities

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Reading Level 3 ]

This course provides an overview of correctional institutions and facilities. It is primarily for students intending to pursue a career in the criminal justice system and those already employed within the system. The course is also relevant to students pursuing a social science orientation. Students explore federal, state, county, and local facilities including maximum-, close-, medium-, and minimum-custody facilities. It addresses community facilities and coeducational facilities and the safety and security requirements and considerations related to each. Constitutional and managerial issues are stressed. The course includes historical developments, philosophy, sociological concepts and definitions and their application.
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Explore various types of institutions.

  1. Explain historical perspective of correctional punishment.
  2. Examine various designs of correctional institutions.
  3. Compare security and classification levels of correctional institutions.

Goal 2: Examine policy and procedure guidelines relative to operation of correctional institutions.

  1. Examine classification of inmates within correctional institutions.
  2. Examine requirements of support operations within correctional institutions.
  3. Compare the balance of correctional institutions relating to punishment and rehabilitation.

Goal 3: Examine legal issues relative to operations of correctional institutions.

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of constitutional rights within correctional institutions.
  2. Contrast the offender’s legal rights with their need for security, order and rehabilitation.

Goal 4: Examine various staff roles in corrections.

  1. Explore roles of staff in a correctional setting.
  2. Compare roles of line staff with those in supervision.

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