CRJ 231 - Principles of Correction
Course Description: This course surveys the historical and philosophical development of the correctional system, with special emphasis on systems within Massachusetts, the federal system, probation and other alternatives to incarceration and parole. It will include an overview of the fundamental processes, trends and practices of correctional institutions
Prerequisite(s): Completion of CRJ 111 and ENG 101.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Describe an overview of the corrections system.
- Articulate the history of corrections in the U.S. and assess the impact of history on our present policies and practices.
- Identify and critique the basic goals/philosophies of punishment.
- Estimate and analyze the social and financial costs incurred from high incarceration rates and propose policy to reduce over incarceration.
- Evaluate criminal justice policy and explain the impact of policy on special inmate populations such as the mentally ill, the elderly, and minorities.
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