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Introduction to Corrections

CRIM - 155

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

Students will gain an overview and conduct critical analyses of contemporary correctional theory and practice. Comparisons of mainline American corrections with historical, cross-cultural, philosophical and non-traditional views of corrections will be made. Students will examine the various components of the system including prisons, jails, probation, parole and community corrections as well as controversial issues in contemporary corrections, such as prisoner rights, victimization, the death penalty and institutional corrections.