2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJU 132 - Client Development and Understanding

4 CR
An analysis of the correctional client. Specific attention will be directed to the comparison of normal and criminal behaviors; etiologies of delinquent and criminal offenders; identification of mentally disordered, substance and sexual abusers, and predatory and property offenders. Correctional institutional and community-based intervention strategies, referral agencies, and treatment programs will be identified and evaluated. Special attention will be made to the 8th Amendment and the legal ramifications of the use of force. Defining the court processes, the functions of the various appellate processes as well as pre-trial release and diversion.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will articulate the basic terminology used in corrections.
  2. Students will recognize the importance of social, environmental, and biological risk factors that impact criminal behavior.
  3. Students will distinguish the differences between social factors that influence the pathways to crime.
  4. Students will recognize the importance of community and prison-based programming.
  5. Students will identify unique trends and practices used in corrections and how they vary by state in the United States.