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Corrections
CORRECTIONS
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.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Corrections and the Criminal Justice Process
Philosophies of Punishment
Early Penal System Eras
Modern Penal System Eras
Sentencing
Corporal and Capital Punishment
Intermediate Sanctions
Short-Term Confinement
Long-Term Confinement
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
test.
PREREQUISITES:
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001