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CJS 300 Corrections and Community Corrections

Corrections is a primary component of the American criminal justice system. This course is designed to introduce students to the profession and academic discipline of corrections. Course work exposes students to the philosophy and procedures of punishment; the various components within the correctional community such as confinement, probation and parole, and community corrections. The course also addresses issues relating to prisoners, such as prisoners' rights and prison life and other issues relating to the American correctional system, such as capital punishment, rehabilitation, juvenile justice, and financial penalties.

Prerequisites

Special information

Prerequisite: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 15, 2017 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity issues as they relate to Corrections.
  • Demonstrate understanding of correctional history, processes, structures, and ideologies in the United States.
  • Evaluate information distributed by the press regarding current correctional trends
  • Identify and explain the goals of the corrections system and the various means of achieving those goals.
  • Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills.

Spring 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Corrections and Community Corrections Dexter, Katrinna R.D. Shanklin, Curtis L Books Course details
51 Corrections and Community Corrections Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details

Summer 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Corrections and Community Corrections Johnson, Andrew R Books Course details

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
50 Corrections and Community Corrections Dexter, Katrinna R.D. Shanklin, Curtis L Books Course details
51 Corrections and Community Corrections Dexter, Katrinna R.D. Shanklin, Curtis L Books Course details