CJC: Corrections Courses

College:Education and Professional Studies


CJC 4010   Corrections

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Basic analysis of correctional systems in the United States. Focus is on widely held conceptions of punishment, physical design and organizational structures of prison facilities, community based correctional options, the death penalty and the evaluation of correctional research. Other topics of interest include sentencing policy, key issues faced by prison administrators and prisoners as well as the role of the victim in corrections.

CJC 4167   Community Corrections

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Introduces the student to the subject of community corrections including social, political, and economic conditions that have contributed to the development of community corrections. Identifies the types of community corrections and the effectiveness of such options. The needs of special offender populations for corrections alternatives are also explored.

CJC 6021   Penology

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Examines classical and contemporary readings in corrections. Uses historical and philosophical contexts to critically assess contemporary correctional issues and introduces students to the importance of data-driven policy promoting critical evaluation and debate.