CJC 1000 - Introduction to Corrections
(3 Credit Hours)
This course explains the value of the history and evolution of corrections. Discussion will center on the philosophies of incarceration, major problems facing correctional administrators and the differences between juvenile and adult institutionalization. It will contrast the early Auburn and Philadelphia styles of prison construction with modern day practices and will explain the general concept of gain time. The course will define the concept of community-based corrections; contrast and define the concepts of probation and parole and the history of both; discuss problems of probation caseloads; discuss the advantages of work release and prerelease programs; explain contracting correctional services to privately operated organizations, treatment services and the roles of psychologists, psychiatrists and sociologists in correctional institutions; discuss vocational and therapeutic models in rehabilitation and their differences, and discuss the classification process and the conflicts it causes.
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