Course Abstract Details

CRIM-109, Corrections Law

Credits: 3

Course Description

CRIM-109, Corrections Law, is a study of the rights of prisoners and the major cases pertaining thereto. Topics covered include the use of force, visitation, freedom of association and religion, disciplinary due process, and the rights to rehabilitation, medical care, and legal services. Special attention will be paid to the criminal and civil liabilities attached to correctional officials. Prerequisite: CRIM-102. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives:   

1. Identify the limits on the use of force in a correctional setting. 

2. Identify and discuss a prisoner146s rights as they relate to visitation, association, mail, telephone use, isolated confinement, religion, legal services, disciplinary due process, parole, rehabilitation, medical care and life. 

3. Identify and discuss the civil and criminal liabilities attached to the violation of prisoner rights. 

4. Compare and contrast the rights of prisoners in America with those in other countries.

Learning Goals

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

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