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CRJ 1060     Introduction to Corrections     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

This course is an introduction to the historical and philosophical development of corrections. The legal process will be defined at various levels, including the sentencing alternatives. The correctional process related to probation, imprisonment, and parole will be defined and critiqued. The rights of prisoners and major court cases relative to these rights will be explained. The history and status of community-based corrections will be explained. The role of the corrections officer and the future developments of the corrections system will be described. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3