2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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2018-2019 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, 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, 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.