Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 19, 2020  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog
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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

Course Outcomes:
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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