Contemporary Correctional Systems: Institutional and Community-Based Correction
|Course Number:||CRIMLJUS 7630|
|Course Name:||Contemporary Correctional Systems (Online)|
|Course Description:||The course presents a study of the history, theory, and practice of contemporary corrections. History will be used to frame and to help explain how certain practices evolved from a particular socio-economic context. The course is intended to encourage analytic thinking about how as a society we respond to legal violations. We will review classic essays describing the social dynamics of punishment. We will also examine factors contributing to the rise of reformatories, parole, and probation from the 1880's to the present, the emergence of the rehabilitative ideal, inmate adaptations to incarceration, prison rights issues, the move to law and order or "get tough" on crime and the culture of control since the 1990's.|
|Program:||Master of Science in Criminal Justice|
NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change. The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to
- Discuss evolution and history of correctional systems.
- Describe the institutional and community based subsystems of corrections.
- Explain current practices within the correctional system that relate to the cultural, legal, and socio-economic contexts.
- Discuss factors that led to the current practices.
Lesson 1: The Role of Punishment in Society
Lesson 2: History of Punishment and the Origins of the Penitentiary
Lesson 3: The Role of Prisons in Society - The Imprisonment Binge
Lesson 4: Who Gets Convicted and Why?
Lesson 5: Prisonization and Problems Plaguing Jails and Prisons
Lesson 6: Group Project—Living and Working in Prisons
Lesson 7: Prison Administration and Inmate Management
Lesson 8: Prisons in Turmoil, Prison Litigation and Inmates' Rights
Lesson 9: Special Inmate Populations
Lesson 10: Death Penalty
Lesson 11: Reintegration and Reentry
Lesson 12: Community Corrections
Lesson 13: Concluding Remarks and New Directions
Lesson 14: The Juvenile Court, Juvenile Justice, and Young Offenders
Grading Criteria for Activities
|Writing Assignment 1: Wiki Page||100 points|
|Writing Assignment 2: Disparity in Corrections||100 points|
|Writing Assignment 3: Special Populations||100 points|
Writing Assignment 4: Does the correctional system meet
|Discussion Assignments (10 @ 10 pts. each)||100 points|