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CJS 1165 Corrections

Analysis of operations of correctional facilities from historical, functional and management perspectives. Attention to administrative and management issues in different types of facilities, with different populations and in community-based programs. Examination of best practices in the field of corrections, including state and federal programs for institutional and community settings.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DEV 0035 


  • Summarize the evolution of correctional practices and policies over time.
  • Construct successful strategies for improving the education and training of offenders and correctional personnel.
  • Apply current approaches to treating offender disorders, including substance abuse and mental health problems.
  • Analyze different approaches to organizing institutional and community-based programs.
  • Explain major trends in the administration of corrections facilities and community-based programs.
  • Describe the impacts of technology on corrections practices.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3