As one of its three main components, along with law enforcement and the courts, the field of corrections is fundamental to the study of criminal justice. This course will provide an introduction to the history and background of corrections and the fundamental theories of punishment and rehabilitation. Emphasis will be placed on the policies, practices, and issues within the correctional system, the incarceration of criminal populations in jails and prisons, and the expansion of community-based corrections. Included in the course will be an examination of the cultural, social, and theoretical contexts from which these developed.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

Last updated: 06/28/2021