Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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JS 0522 - Seminar in Corrections


3 Credit Hours
Provides a critical examination of the development and implementation of correctional systems in the United States. We will examine the relationship between correctional theory and evidence-based policy highlighting retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, and restorative justice. Students will be introduced to the inmate experience in both jails and prisons. We will examine issues pertaining to special populations including juveniles, women, minorities, sex offenders, the mentally ill, substance abusers, and intellectually disabled offenders, as well as legal issues in corrections. We will conclude with an in-depth look at community-based corrections with a focus on pretrial release, the viability of treatment perspectives, probation management and case planning, residential and non-residential sanctions, and reentry. Prerequisite: Junior level standing, a 3.2 GPA, and permission of the instructor.



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