CJS 300

Corrections and Community Corrections

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 15, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Special information

Prerequisite: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice.

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity issues as they relate to Corrections.
  • Demonstrate understanding of correctional history, processes, structures, and ideologies in the United States.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.