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|[pic] |Course Design Guide | | |College of Criminal Justice and Security | | |CJA/234 Version 2 | | |Introduction to Corrections |

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the various components of the corrections system within the criminal justice system. It provides an overview of corrections, including corrections history, the persons, agencies, and organizations that manage convicted offenders. Other topics that are covered include policy and procedure, sentencing, probation, and rehabilitations of prisoners.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Discussion Questions

Additional discussion question points are allotted for Online, FlexNet®, and Directed Study classes.

Course Materials

Foster, B. (2006). Corrections: The fundamentals. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: History and Development of Corrections | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Identify the forms of punishment most often used in societies throughout the 1700’s. | | | | |Compare and contrast prisons during and after World War II. | | | | |Examine the penitentiary ideal. | | | | |Examine the move toward separate prisons for women and juveniles. | | | | |Compare the two contrasting models of American Prisons. | | | | |Describe the rise and fall of labor in prison. | | | |Readings |Read this week’s Read Me First. | | | | |Read Ch. 1–3 of Corrections: The Fundamentals. | | | | |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | | |Read the following documents on the student website: | | | | |...
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