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CJI 123 CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION

CJI 123 – Correctional Administration

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  CJI 123 Correctional Administration

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

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in CJI 121

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course examines the principles of organization and management as applied to correctional institutions. It covers the theoretical and practical aspects of correctional management. Factors such as organization, decision making, values, human relations, and power are considered.

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

  1. identify, discuss, explain, and examine the management and administration and social influences on the American corrections system;
  2. identify, discuss, and examine the management of offenders;
  3. discuss, explain, and explore the management of the environment, i.e., the prison setting;
  4. identify, discuss, and examine the management of the correctional staff;
  5. identify, discuss, explain, and examine the future of correctional administration;
  6. describe the relationship of corrections to federal, state, and local governments;
  7. discuss and examine the manager’s role as leader, strategist, planner, and designer of structure; and
  8. discuss and examine the concepts of strategy, unpredictability, chance, failure, limits of power, and other sobering forces that influence management.