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IAI Major Course Description - CRJ911 : Introduction to Corrections

(3 semester credits)

An overview and analysis of the United States correctional system: history, evolution, and philosophy of punishment and treatment; operation and administration in institutional and non-institutional settings; and issues in constitutional law.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Explain the history of our existing correctional system and link between historical, social, cultural policy.

2. Identify the structure and operations in the correctional system.

3. Identify and explain alternatives to incarceration.


4. Examine role of corrections at the local, state, and federal level.

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