2020-2021 Catalog

CRJ 410 Corrections


CRJ 100

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the field of corrections. It explores agencies, practices and polices relevant to prisons, jails and probation and parole. Students examine both historic and contemporary punishment policies in the United States; sentencing structures; sociopolitical economic conditions that influence disparate sentencing and confinement; facility designs and how they correlate with inmate management philosophies; the legal aspects of the care, custody and control of inmates; the constitutional rights and civil liberties of inmates; security operations; and inmate treatment services.