2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jan 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog
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CRIM 110 - Introduction to Corrections

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

This course provides a broad overview of the American corrections system and presents an explanation of the various goals of corrections including incapacitation, retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and reintegration. Specific coverage of the development of correctional ideologies from early history to the modern era and how those ideologies were reflected in various types of programs is presented. Additional attention is given to the legal issues and processes which move an individual in and out of the system and how civil rights decisions have influenced the continuing development of corrections.
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Examine the history and development of corrections.

  1. Examine the historical and philosophical development of corrections.
  2. Outline the correctional client’s process through the correctional system.
  3. Compare the treatment ideologies in corrections.

Goal 2:  Examine the U.S. legal system.

  1. Examine the legal process.
  2. Examine the federal criminal justice system.
  3. Examine the state criminal justice system.
  4. Assess the impact of politics on corrections.

Goal 3:  Examine sentencing of criminals.

  1. Illustrate sentencing alternatives.
  2. Examine probation.
  3. Examine parole.
  4. Evaluate research data on effectiveness of probation and parole.
  5. Compare the rights of prisoners with those of free citizens.

Goal 4:  Examine the corrections system.

  1. Explore the roles of the correctional staff.
  2. Profile the correctional offender.
  3. Examine correctional institutions.
  4. Examine various types of correctional supervision.

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