CCJO4350 Institutional Corrections

Course Description

Examination and evaluation practices issues and trends in institutional corrections. Emphasis is on administration organization and effectiveness of incarceration.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the growth of the U.S. corrections system in the last 40 years and discuss at least three issues raised by that growth.
  • Define the system's framework and explain why it is useful.
  • Describe the history of the jail and its current function in the criminal justice system.
  • Describe the history and development of probation, including how it is organized today.
  • Critically assess the future of probation, intermediate sanctions, and community corrections.
  • Discuss the goals of incarceration.
  • Explain the steps taken to ease the offender’s reentry into the community.
  • Identify four substantial forces that face corrections and describe their importance.