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AJS 123 - Corrections as a Process

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Overview of corrections as a process and its appropriate place in the criminal justice system. Includes the study of inmate characteristics, prison culture, correctional history and philosophies. Also includes community corrections, supervision and career opportunities in corrections.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the components of the adult correctional system.
  2. Explain how jails, prisons, probation and parole  systems function
  3. Write reports, case briefs, policy papers and/or problem-solving papers; demonstrating mastery of English grammar, spelling, syntax and composition. Competency 1.1
  4. Effectively use interpersonal skills in interviews. (rapport, guided conversation and elicitation techniques) . Competency 1.2
  5. Interpret policy and procedures, admission of evidence and the causation of crime. Competency 4.1.
  6. Articulate the effect that crime has on society. Competency 4.2.

  1. Competing Philosophies in Corrections
  2. Historical Evolution of Correctional Thought and Practices
  3. From Rehabilitation to Just Desserts
  4. The Sentencing Process – Where Corrections Begins
  5. Sentencing Alternatives
  6. Capital Punishment
  7. The Pre-sentence Investigation
  8. Jails
  9. The Prison System
  10. Inmates
  11. Community Corrections
  12. Supervision of Offenders in the Community
  13. Legal Status of Offenders
  14. Career Opportunities in Corrections

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18