An overview of corrections (jails, prisons, probation/parole, and community-based options) as a means to protect society. Students will develop an understanding of the concepts of incarceration, prison management, and rehabilitation (penology), especially in the United States. Topics include pre-sentence investigations, sentence recommendations, conditions of probation and parole, case plans, rules, probation/parole violations, and revocations. How offenders change their lives in order to become productive community members will be explored in this course. Students will become familiar with corrections philosophies, prison violence, inmate subcultures, health care needs, treatment programs, punishment, prison educational programs, community perceptions, and jail administration. Consideration of aspects of probation service delivery, home visits, restitution, court obligations, supervision fees, and alternative methods of community protection.

3.0Credits