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CRIM 250 - Client Relations in Corrections

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


This course examines the dynamics of human interaction within correctional facilities. Human relations in general are presented to establish a basis for more specific examination of the unique and complex situation found in corrections. The meaning and impact of culture and the causes and influence of prejudice on clients and corrections staff is explored. Discussions focus on values, ethics and professional responsiveness.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Explain the meaning of culture to individuals and to groups.

  1. Define culture.
  2. Illustrate the interaction of culture and environment.

Goal 2:  Explore discrimination.

  1. Evaluate the social implication of discrimination.
  2. Assess the psychological impact of discrimination.
  3. Identify the various minorities represented in Michigan.
  4. Outline affirmative action laws.

Goal 3:  Explain how experience impacts attitude formation.

  1. Identify how the media impacts attitude formation.
  2. Explain how self-perception concepts relate to the correctional setting.
  3. Differentiate between group and peer perceptions and how it relates to offenders.

Goal 4:  Discuss the uniqueness of individuals and its impact on human relations.

  1. Explain the various professional responses to human behavior.
  2. Illustrate how human variables impact diplomacy and negotiations.
  3. Specify proper use of authority.
  4. Demonstrate skill in identifying and reducing conflict.



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