This course is a study of the origin, development and evolution of corrections in America. It begins with historical and philosophical views of the development of corrections focusing on adult offenders. Later topics include administrative and operational components of corrections, criminals in confinement, post-adjudication procedures and community corrections. This course will provide the student with a broad view of the history, processes, systems, people and problems shaping the function and facilities that constitute corrections in America today.
Additional Information: Students must have access to reliable internet service to access course material online. The course will be offered in Canvas only.
Required Textbook: Corrections in America: An Introduction, Allen, 13th edition or newer.
The student will comprehend the relationship between society and the offender; will understand the philosophical basis by which offenders are treated; will learn the historical development of corrections in America and comprehend the broader forces at work in institutional and community corrections; will differentiate between corrections of misdemeanor and felony adult and juvenile offenders; and will understand the current functions of correctional systems in America today.
The course content will progress on a weekly basis (approximately) through the following topics:
If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor, Michele Korkowski.