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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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CJS 2083 - Introduction to Corrections

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course will use the criminal justice perspective to explore analysis of corrections and correctional policy within the criminal and juvenile justice system in American society. Systematic organization of punishment and incarceration will be studied according to institutional and community-based programs with regard to recurrent and chronic issues for management and officers. This course is a requirement for the criminal justice program and the investigative sciences program for criminal justice.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Students should have completed 15 college credits prior to taking this course. Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. The history and evolution of corrections
  2. Correctional systems/ parole and community-based
  3. Correctional systems/ privatization of jails and prisons
  4. Correctional systems/ state and federal
  5. Diversion and standard and intensive supervised probation programs
  6. Juvenile corrections
  7. Law and the legal process
  8. Rights of the sentenced offender
  9. Role of the professional - personnel
  10. Sentencing and sentencing issues
  11. The correctional client - classification typology
  12. The correctional process/ community-based
  13. The correctional process/ jails and prisons
  14. The philosophy and goals of corrections
  15. Women and corrections
  16. Future for corrections related to innovation and technology

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the philosophy of punishment, rehabilitation, deterrence, and restorative justice for sentencing policy related to the correctional system.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the different levels of security in correctional systems.
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with changing institutional and cross-cultural issues for corrections and society.
  4. Discuss correctional policies with relation to justice and order in society.
  5. Discuss the relationship between issues for corrections and families.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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