2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJU 131 - Institutional Corrections

4 CR
A survey of the history and philosophy of correctional institutions focusing on: the use of imprisonment as a mechanism of social control, custody versus treatment, rights of prisoners, prison and jail management, institutional training programs, an examination of contemporary correctional institutions, penological and criminological theory, prison and jail architecture, and prison society. This course will also consist of an overview of prisoner litigation, the relevance of due process as it pertains to the field of corrections, prisoners, probationers, and parolees. Students will also research correctional case law, civil suits against correctional staff, and how the Federal and State Court processes each case.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will interpret the use of case law as it pertains to the field of corrections.
  2. Students will summarize how prisoner litigation has impacted correctional institutions.
  3. Students will discuss the US Constitution influences various areas of corrections.
  4. Students will explain the basic terminology used in correctional institutions.
  5. Students will understand the landmark court cases that have a direct bearing on the management of correctional institutions. Students will summarize the basic daily operations of prison and some of the services offered within the prison.