2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AJS 240 - The Correction Function


Description: History and development of correctional theories, practices, and institutions. Modern ideologies and functions associated with both communitybased and custodial corrections systems.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Overview of the criminal justice process 
  2. Evolution of corrections 
  3. Supreme Court decisions related to the corrections system 
  4. Goals and philosophies related to the treatment of offenders 
  5. Alternatives to incarceration 
  6. Correctional institutions 
  7. Parole 
  8. Capital punishment 
  9. Special problems related to the correctional system 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the three components of the criminal justice system and explain the role corrections plays within the system. 
  2. Summarize the historical development of the correction function within the criminal justice system. 
  3. Analyze the effect of Supreme Court decisions on the correctional system. 
  4. Name the generally accepted goals of corrections and explain the philosophies which led to the development of these goals. 
  5. Trace the historical development of probation, describe the function of probation, and identify alternatives to incarceration. 
  6. Identify and describe the organization of various types of correctional institutions and explain the management of each. 
  7. Outline the differences between parole and probation and describe the appropriate circumstances under which each is used. 
  8. Discuss issues related to capital punishment: history, laws, philosophies, and public opinion. 
  9. Identify and discuss problems and issues related to the modern correctional system.