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2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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CJ 323 - Introduction to Corrections

Analyzes different philosophies of treatment and current techniques. Past correctional approaches are summarized to understand the changes made in institutionalized handling of corrections. Examines economic, cultural, and political trends as the social setting in which society attempts to fashion a “practical” manner of treatment.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: None

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define corrections.
  • Distinguish between probation and parole.
  • Identify the primary purposes of sentencing guidelines.
  • Describe how pre-release centers, work release, and pre-release counseling assist offenders who are preparing to return to society.
  • Identify the major reasons for incarceration.
  • Develop an understanding of how life is for inmates inside prison/jail and what occurs during the reentry process.
  • Understand the philosophical rationales of punishment.
  • Understand the importance of key court cases related to the field of corrections.
  • Identify key issues related to managing and working with inmates.
  • Describe key issues in corrections related to gender, race, and ethnicity.

Credits: 3

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