Course Number & Name:  CJI 121 Introduction to Corrections

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in CJI 101
Concurrent Courses: 

Course Description: This introductory course examines the history and total correctional process from law enforcement through the administration of justice, probation, prisons, correctional institutions, and parole.  It will also examine the principles, theories, phenomena and problems of the crime, society, and the criminal justice system from the perspective of criminology and the criminal justice system in general.  The course emphasizes the role of sociology and other interdisciplinary approaches to the field of corrections and society’s response. This multi-discipline approach requires the student to engage in critical thinking on both a practical and theoretical basis.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss and examine the corrections system;
  2. discuss and examine the early history of correctional thought and practice;
  3. discuss and examine the history of corrections in America;
  4. discuss and examine the punishment of offenders;
  5. discuss and examine the law of corrections;
  6. discuss, describe, and examine the correctional client;
  7. discuss, describe and examine the history and administration of jails in the United States;
  8. discuss, describe, and examine probation;
  9. discuss, describe, and examine intermediate sanctions in relation to community corrections;
  10. discuss, describe, and examine incarceration;
  11. discuss, describe, and examine the prison experience;
  12. discuss, describe, and examine the incarceration of women;
  13. discuss, describe, and examine institutional management;


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