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HSCO 327 The Role of Diversity in Corrections

This course provides an overview of the special populations in the correctional system to include elderly prisoners, adult male and female prisoners, prisoners with HIV/AIDS, mentally ill prisoners, long-term prisoners, and prisoners on death row. Military veteran prisoners, sexual minority prisoners, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered as well as the juvenile offender will be also discussed. The focus will be on assisting students going into the corrections field with understanding the differing profiles of offenders, crimes committed, and the unique problems they encounter in correctional systems.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 15, 2016 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Students will be able to define the needs and resources for female offenders to successfully transition into the community from incarceration.
  • Students will learn gender specific strategies and approaches in working with adult and/or juvenile offenders, which positively effect rehabilitation.
  • Students will learn the profile of adult and juvenile female offenders, the issues they face and examine trends that may affect the future.
  • Students will research additional articles and books on adult and juvenile female offenders to be used as reference in the required papers.