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COURSE NUMBER: CRIM105
COURSE TITLE:Introduction to Corrections
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S): CRJ 911
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:Three traditional sections offered every other Fall semester. One online section offered every Fall semester.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
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.

PREREQUISITES:
Place into ENGL121.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  1. Explain the history of our existing correctional system and link between historical, social, cultural policy.
  2. Identify the structure and operations in the correctional system.
  3. Identify and explain alternatives to incarceration.
  4. Examine the role of corrections at the local, state, and federal level.
  5. Demonstrate competence in designing evaluation instrument.
  6. Demonstrate competence in journaling.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Weekly
  1. The Corrections System
  2. The Early History of Correctional Thought & Practice
  3. The History of Corrections
  4. The Punishment of Offenders
  5. The Law of Corrections
  6. The Correctional Client
  7. Jails:  Detention and Short Term Incarceration
  8. Probation
  9. Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections
  10. Incarceration
  11. The Prison Experience
  12. Incarceration of Women
  13. Institutional Management
  14. Institutional Programs
  15. Release from Incarceration
  16. Making It; Supervision in the Community
  17. Connections for Juvenile Offenders
  18. Incarceration Trends
  19. Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections
  20. The Death Penalty
  21. Surveillance and Control in the Community
  22. Community Justice

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
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/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system will be used to determine the course grade. Although subject to change, grades will be computed on the following basis:
  1. The final grade is based primarily on tests, quizzes, and the final exam.
  2. 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.
  3. The grades will be computed as follows:
Tests
Journals and research paper
Homework, written assignments, participation in class
35%
40%
25%

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

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.

REVISION:
Spring 2017

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