A study of correctional components of the American criminal justice system, emphasizing principles of administration and their application to correctional practices. The impact of legal and social change on correctional agencies will be discussed as well as the impacts associated with their administration, management, and organization.
Course Credits: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the history and development of punishment and corrections.
- Explain the role of correctional institutions in the administration of justice in the United States of America.
- Analyze correctional theories as they relate to correctional practice of corrections.
- Analyze correctional operations and administration while demonstrating critical thinking skills.
- Recognize the legal and constitutional issues associated with correctional practice.
- Access, conduct, interpret, and apply correctional research within the context of public discourse.