Introduction to Corrections
Course Description:An examination of the total correctional processes from law enforcement through the administration of justice, probation, prisons, and correctional institutions, and parole history and philosophy, career oriented.
Virginia "Ginger" Hicks
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Clear, T. et.al. American Corrections, Loose-Leaf Version with MindTap. 12th Edition. Boston: Cengage learning, 2019. Print. ISBN: 9781337606851
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
SS-01.0 Describe and discuss the Criminal Justice System
SS-07.0 Describe and discuss the Field of Corrections
SS-12.0 Demonstrate oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
SS-13.0 Demonstrate basic computer skills and competency in common software applications
Course-level learning outcomes:
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List the procedures an offender undergoes in his/her progression through the system.
Define the primary components of criminal justice and their primary responsibilities.
Analyze the history and evolution of corrections.
Identify contemporary sentencing guidelines.
Contrast the concepts of probation and parole.
Explain the different models for the rehabilitation of offenders such as educational, vocational and therapeutic.
SS-01.05, SS-12.0, SS-13.0
SS-01.01, SS-12.0, SS-13.0
SS-07.16, SS-12.0, SS-13.0
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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
- Read all assigned materials
- Attend and participate in class discussions
- Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
- All courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Scines will include an oral component, oral presentations, and or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.
- Role Play
Chapters are as follows:
- The Corrections System
- The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice
- The History of Corrections in America
- Contemporary Punishment
- The Law of Corrections
- The Correctional Client
- Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration
- Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections
- The Prison Experience
- The Incarceration of Women
- Institutional Management
- Institutional Programs
- Release from Incarceration
- Making It: Supervision in the Community
- Corrections for Juveniles
- Incarceration Trends
- Race, Ethnicity and Corrections
- The Death Penalty
- Immigration and Justice
- Community Justice
- American Corrections: Looking Forward
College-wide policies and resources
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