CCJS 230 - Introduction to Corrections
An organized study of prisons and correctional processes; operational techniques for controlling and changing criminal behavior; model correctional programs and alternatives to confinement. History of punishment, confinement, and treatment for adult and juvenile offenders. PREREQUISITE(S): CCJS 110 or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly CJ 230.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the history and development of American corrections.
- Identify employment opportunities and requirements to secure employment in the correctional field.
- Identify the basic elements of the adult correctional process in relation to the criminal justice system in America.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of incarceration and identify alternatives to incarceration.
- Comprehend the law guiding a constitutional correctional system and analyze the administration of corrections as a bureaucracy operating within a legal system.
- Analyze crime causation and punishment in relation to the correction of offenders.
- Explain the role of research in corrections and critically think about current correctional practices.
- Demonstrate an understanding of victimization as it relates to correctional practices.
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