|CLASS CODE:||SOC 440||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT|
|DEPARTMENT:||SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||An overview and critical analysis of contemporary correctional theory and practice. Historical, traditional, innovative, and future aspects of corrections as well as critical issues such as prisoners' rights, death penalty, unions, and institutions, and correctional careers will be discussed.|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||Corrections and the Criminal Justice Process
Philosophies of Punishment
Early Penal System Eras
Modern Penal System Eras
Corporal and Capital Punishment
Institutional Management and Programs
Responding to the Female Offender
Responding to the Juvenile Offender
Release and Postinstitutional Penalties
Prioners' and Victims' Rights
Nothing Works-Something Works
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||Gain a basic understanding of conditions, problems, challenges, and goals of the correction system in the United States.
Interact with inmates and correction personnel.
Prepare to make informed decisions as they work in or influence the correctional system.
Create networks within the correction system.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Objective tests, essays, oral exams, reaction papers, course summary paper, written evaluation
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2001|