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CRJ 105 - Introduction to Corrections

Overview of the corrections components of the criminal justice system, tracing the history of corrections in the United States. The study of relationships and interdependencies of corrections with the court and law enforcement. Discussion of the theoretical basis for the four major types of correctional models.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the major periods of corrections history and their importance.
  2. Explain the role of corrections in the context of the larger criminal justice process.
  3. List the goals of sentencing and relate such goals to specific sentencing practices.
  4. Identify the requirements needed for career entry into the field of corrections.
  5. Explain the roles of local, state, and federal correctional institutions and identify pros and cons of each.

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