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CRJ 172 - Institutional Procedures and Treatment of Inmates

3 Credits

The function of the correctional officer is examined: attitude, obligations and authority. Institutional procedures in reception, classification, program assignment and release procedures are reviewed. Trends in jail programs, work release programs, half-way houses, narcotic addiction control centers and contract program planning are described and evaluated.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of CRJ 101 and CRJ 103.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Discuss inmate attitudes and functioning in a jail/prison atmosphere.
2. Explain jail/prison procedures from reception to release from the staff point of view.
3. Explain jail/prison procedures from reception to release from the inmate point of view.
4. Explain current trends regarding inmate procedures and programs.
5. Identify the New York State Minimum Standards and how they apply to the operation of a New York State correctional facility.
6. Describe the various programs available to inmates.
7. Evaluate the purposes and success of programs available to inmates.

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
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