CRJ-215 - Introduction to Corrections

3 credits

An introduction and basic survey of the corrections system at the federal, state, county, and local level. This course explores the concept of punishment, with a directed focus on its motivations and application at various points in history. Also discussed is the relationships between the inmate and administration, corrections officers, fellow inmates, friends and family, and society at large. This course presents students with the function and objectives of the corrections system from pre-trial diversion to imprisonment and though parole and re-integration into society.

Prerequisite(s): CRJ-101