2024-2025 Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

CJC 141 Corrections

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the history, major philosophies, components, and current practices and problems of the field of corrections. Topics include historical evolution, functions of the various components, alternatives to incarceration, treatment programs, inmate control, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the various components, processes, and functions of the correctional system.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course is typically offered in Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Examine the historical development of the modern system of corrections in the United States.
  2. Discuss the primary goals of the correctional system.
  3. Evaluate the importance of intermediate sanctions and alternatives to incarceration.
  4. Explore the function, purpose and operational highlights of jails/detention facilities.
  5. Evaluate the effect of imprisonment on both inmates and the correctional staff who supervise them.
  6. Assess the major issues facing corrections systems in the United States.