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| CRIM105 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||CRIM105|
|COURSE TITLE:||Introduction to Corrections|
|IAI CODE(S):|| CRJ 911|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||3|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:|
|DELIVERY MODE:||Three traditional sections offered every other Fall semester. One online section offered every Fall semester. |
An overview and analysis of the United States correctional system: history, evolution, and philosophy of punishment and treatment; operation and administration in institutional and non-institutional settings; and issues in constitutional law.
Place into ENGL121
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Explain the history of our existing correctional system and link between historical, social, cultural policy.
- Identify the structure and operations in the correctional system.
- Identify and explain alternatives to incarceration.
- Examine the role of corrections at the local, state, and federal level.
- Demonstrate competence in designing evaluation instrument.
- Demonstrate competence in journaling.
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
- The Corrections System
- The Early History of Correctional Thought & Practice
- The History of Corrections
- The Punishment of Offenders
- The Law of Corrections
- The Correctional Client
- Jails: Detention and Short Term Incarceration
- Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections
- The Prison Experience
- Incarceration of Women
- Institutional Management
- Institutional Programs
- Release from Incarceration
- Making It; Supervision in the Community
- Connections for Juvenile Offenders
- Incarceration Trends
- Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections
- The Death Penalty
- Surveillance and Control in the Community
- Community Justice
Clear, Todd, George Cole and Michael Reisig. American Corrections
. Thomson/Wadsworth, 9th Edition 2010.
See bookstore website for current book(s) at http://www.dacc.edu/bookstoreEVALUATION:
A point system will be used to determine the course grade. Although subject to change, grades will be computed on the following basis:
- The final grade is based primarily on tests, quizzes, and the final exam.
- The final grade is also based on the written homework, and/or other
written assignments, research paper, journal entries, class participations,
and the quality of the participation.
- The grades will be computed as follows:
Journals and research paper
Homework, written assignments, participation in class
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|DISABILITY SERVICES:||Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.|