Course Abstract Details

CRIM-102, Introduction to Corrections

Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIM-102, Introduction to Corrections, introduces the student to the field of corrections as it relates to the criminal justice system. It focuses on the history of corrections and the various forms of criminal sanctions at the federal, state, and local levels. Prerequisite: CRIM-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:   

1. Outline the history of corrections from the beginning of recorded history to the present. 

2. Describe the process of justice from arrest to release. 

3. Describe the various alternatives to imprisonment. 

4. Identify the differences in correctional facilities at the various levels of government. 

5. Identify the tasks and functions of custody. 

6. Describe the various methods of managing and treating offenders. 

7. Identify the problems associated with juvenile and special category offenders. 

8. Identify the rights of prisoners. 

9. Describe the various methods available to reintegrate offenders into society.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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