NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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CRMJ 2350 - Intro to Corrections

This course provides and in-depth review of corrections and punishment within the United States. Community based correctional programs, diversion, probation and parole and institutional corrections are covered in detail. The subcultures of inmates and security threats including prison gangs are identified and institutional responses are discussed.

Credits: 3

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CRMJ 2350 Introduction to Corrections , the student will:

  1. Describe sentencing philosophy and identify the central purpose of criminal punishment within the United States.
  2. Identify the types of sentencing and sanctions.
  3. Analyze the use of community corrections, diversion, probation and parole.
  4. Identify the constitutional amendments that apply to inmates.
  5. Discuss the inmate subculture in terms of security within the prison society.
  6. Identify management issues in prison staff, prison inmates, and special populations.
  7. Assess constitutional rights protections for inmate populations based upon fact-based situations.
  8. Discuss management of prison and jail facilities.
  9. Identify gangs active in institutional prison facilities

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