Metropolitan State University

HSCO 332 : Rehabilitation in Corrections

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This class reviews major issues related to the rehabilitation of public offenders and introduces the evidence in support of the major correlates of a criminal history and the major risk/need factors predictive of criminal futures. Topics include understanding, exploring antisocial cognition and antisocial associates; consideration of the social contexts of school/work, family/marital, and leisure/recreation; substance abuse and criminal behavior; use of community resources. The class includes field visits.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/05/2016 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Define criminal behavior.
  2. Identify and explain Evidence-based Practices in community corrections and the Principles of Effective Intervention to reduce recidivism.
  3. Identify and explain desistance from crime.
  4. Identify and explain the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI).
  5. Identify and explain the major criminological theories as they relate to the explanation of juvenile and adult crime.
  6. Identify and explain the personality components characteristics of criminal behavior.
  7. Identify the major schools of criminological theory.
  8. Know and understand important terminology, facts, concepts, principles and theories used in the criminal justice system.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None