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CRJ 205 - Correctional Law (WE)

Introduces students to correctional law in the United States.  Includes history of court involvement in corrections and the rights of both offenders and officers.  Examines major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have changed correctional practices.  Identifies various sections of the NYS Corrections Law, PREA and NYS Minimum Standards requirements in day-to-day jail operations.

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. Explain the history of court involvement in the field of corrections.
  2. Examine major court decisions and explain the significance as they relate to the U.S. Bill of Rights: religion, search and seizure, use of force, cruel and usual punishment and due process.
  3. Discuss a legal case and the issues surrounding it.
  4. Identify ethical situations and specific behaviors that could result in a lawsuit against an agency and/or the officer and their rights under the law.
  5. Prepare a research paper on a correctional legal issue.

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