CRJ 170 - Introduction to Corrections
This course focuses on the major programs within the corrections component of the criminal justice system. It includes analysis of probation, institutional treatment, parole, and community corrections programs. Development of corrections philosophy, theory, and practice will be presented with emphasis on constitutional rights of offenders. Three class hours.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss the corrections component of the criminal justice system.
2. Describe the conflicting purposes, goals, and objectives of the corrections system.
3. Describe the various correctional philosophies and how they affect the system.
4. Identify the choices available to the correction system, such as incarceration, probation, or community-based corrections.
5. Discuss the basic differences between jail and prison.
6. Discuss the basic differences between probation and parole.
7. Discuss the basic differences between community-based corrections and current correctional practices.
8. Identify ethical issues in the corrections system and describe acceptable responses to them.
Course Offered Fall and Spring