2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJU 130 - Introduction to Corrections

4 CR
The historical development and philosophy of corrections, the development of corrections in the United States, current reforms and approaches in modern corrections (including the concepts of probation, parole, minimum security and maximum security), and the work of related social agencies will also be examined. This course also examines legal issues related to the history of corrections; the impact of the US Constitution on certain case law, and historical philosophies behind the court’s decisions about prisoner rights and how prisoners should be supervised.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will analyze the concepts of corrections and how it has changed throughout history.
  2. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of how Corrections fits into the criminal justice system.
  3. Students will understand the basic terminology used in the field of corrections.
  4. Students will research and discuss landmark court cases that have a direct impact on the management of correctional institutions.