Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0042
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0042
Organization:
Location:
Online
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (122 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Corrections
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide an overview of the field of corrections. It reviews prisons and jails, correctional policies, agencies, prison life, and challenges facing corrections.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to define terms related to corrections
  • Assess the purpose, implementation, and effectiveness of corrections
  • Analyze prison life and the effects it can have on individuals and society
  • Trace the historical evolution of the correctional system
  • Examine the organization of corrections
  • Examine challenges faced by the correctional system
  • Compare and contrast the differences and similarities of the various clients of a correctional facility
  • And appraise the legal rights of inmates and the use of capital punishment

General Course Topics:

  • Crime and corrections
  • Correctional options
  • Prisons
  • Parole and rehabilitation
  • Adult offenders
  • Special offenders
  • Prison management
  • Prison life
  • Prison employees
  • Legal issues in corrections
  • Correctional challenges
  • The future of corrections
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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