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CJ 105
Introduction to Corrections


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Review of the corrections field, tracing early American penal systems and philosophy to present day correctional programs. Emphasis on our contemporary penal system, incarceration, classification, various forms of release, and community-based correctional programs. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and explain the major components and practices which constitute the American correctional system.
  • Articulate the philosophical foundations of the American correctional system.
  • Describe the historical changes in the American correctional system from the colonial period to the present.
  • Identify and define the legal terms relevant to the correctional system in the U.S.
  • Categorize modern methods of punishment and analyze the current theory and empirical evidence concerning the use of these punishments in the American correctional system.
  • Demonstrate recognition and understanding of the issues surrounding how society views correctional clcients (offenders) in relation to criminal legislation, the criminal justice process, and greater societal forces associated with criminal behavior.
  • Complete critical analyses of current issues/trends/policies which dominate the political discourse on the size, function, and operation of the American correctional system.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CJ 105
    Fall 2009
    5710
    Dominic Cortinas
    CJ 105
    Spring 2009
    5710
    Dominic Cortinas
    CJ 105
    Winter 2009
    5710
    Dominic Cortinas
    CJ 105
    Fall 2008
    5710
    Dominic Cortinas
    CJ 105
    Winter 2008
    0812
    Michael Ponti


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.