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CJS 415. Corrections: Theory and Practice

Credits: 3
Department: Criminal Justice
Description: Historical development, theories, and institutions of punishment and social control. Social systems of prisoners and officers; institutional administration and legal issues in management; policies and strategies of intervention; decision-making in sentencing and parole; and treatment and organization as they relate to the criminal justice process.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 and CJS 411 or CJS 433
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and analyze the historical development of prisons.
2. Actively examine the content of theories and institutions of punishment and social control.
3. Describe and analyze the issues and trends within community corrections.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of gender, racial, and juvenile problem identification and possible solution development related to pre- and post-incarceration.

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