CRIJ275 Introduction to Correctional Administration
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
- I. Course Number and Title
- CRIJ275 Introduction to Correctional Administration
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- CRIJ100 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces students to correctional administration. The major topics include theories of criminal behavior, justifications for punishment, correctional philosophy, the correctional processes, correctional treatment methodology, early American prisons, today's prisons, prisons of the future, and the role of probation in the criminal justice system.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- analyze the theories of criminal behavior and justifications for punishment;
- analyze the correctional philosophy, the correctional processes, and the correctional treatment methodology; and
- compare and contrast early American prisons, current prisons, proposed prisons of the future, and the role of probation.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- introduction to correctional administration
- theories of criminal behavior
- justifications for punishment
- the philosophy of corrections
- corrections processes
- correctional treatment methodology
- early American prisons
- today's prisons
- looking to the future of prisons
- the role of probation
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals is based on participation in classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date -11/98; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015