Metropolitan State University

CJS 325 : Inside-Out: Prison Exchange Program

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is an opportunity for a small group of students from Metropolitan State University and a group of residents who are in area correctional facilities to exchange ideas and perceptions about crime and justice, the criminal justice system, corrections and imprisonment. It is a chance for all participants to gain a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system through the marriage of theoretical knowledge and practical experience achieved by weekly meetings extended throughout the semester.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/15/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze the effects of economic changes and segregation on crime in the U.S.
  2. Create a program proposal to address rehabilitation needs of inmates.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the history of crime policies in the U.S. and what effect they have had on crime rates.
  4. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  5. Identify, examine and demonstrate understanding of the reasons for the increase in imprisonment and the consequences of this trend.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Community Engagement
Note: Students must e-mail instructor for permission to register.