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Number:CJ223
Name:The Corrections System
Description:This course provides an analysis of the different treatment philosophies and techniques currently used in the field, with special attention to experimental and demonstration programs.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every fall semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): CJ121
or permission of instructor

Course Objectives

Understand the sociological reasons for the shift from physical punishment to incarceration.
Understand the early use of prisoners as commodities of profit.
"Understand the philosophical basis for the rise of the ""Big House"" prisons of the 19th century."
"Compare and contrast the ""Penitentiary"" with the ""Reformatory."""
Compare and contrast the Southern and Northern prison systems of the early 20th century.
"Understand the differences between the County, State and Federal Correctional Systems."
"Understand the ""Medical Model"" of prison rehabilitation."
Understand the Constitutional issues that led to the modern prison reform movement of the 1960's.
Understand the causes and effects of prison riots.
Understand the limits of federal constitutional oversights of State prison systems
Understand the causes of prison violence and the rise of gangs
"Understand the cause and effects of the recent ""get tough"" policies.
Understand the reasons for the explosion of the national prison population in the last 15 years
"Understand the political and economical forces driving prison construction, location and the multi-billion dollar prison industry.
Study the economic and social impact of the private for-profit prison movement and the results
Understand the life of a corrections officer
Identify and explain the advantages and disadvantages of various community corrections programs
Learn to think critically about the Corrections System

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 9781305093300 CLEAR 11TH 16 CENGAGE L Dyer $0 $200 $0
S 2017 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 9781305093300 CLEAR 11TH 16 CENGAGE L Rioux $0 $200 $0
F 2016 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS-W/ACCESS (LOOSE) 9781305-69-9939 CLEAR 11TH 16 CENGAGE L Rioux $107 $97 $0
F 2016 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS-W/ACCESS (LOOSE) 9781305-69-9939 CLEAR 11TH 16 CENGAGE L Rioux $107 $97 $0
F 2016 AMERICAN CORRECT.(LL)-W/MINDTAP ACCESS 9781305699939 CLEAR 11TH 16 CENGAGE L Rioux $107 $0 $97 $0
S 2016 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS-ACCESS (6 MONTHS) 9781305277281 CLEAR 11TH 16 CENGAGE L Lajoie $84 $0 $0
F 2015 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS MINDTAP ONE SEMESTER ACCESS CODE 9781305277281 CLEAR 11th CENGAGE Dyer $84 $0 $0
F 2014 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 9781133049739 CLEAR 10TH 13 Dyer $0 $177 $0
F 2013 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 9781133049739 CLEAR 10TH 13 Dyer $0 $0 $0
F 2013 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 9781133049739 CLEAR 10TH 13 Dyer $0 $0 $0
F 2012 American Corrections 978-1-133-04973-9 Clear, Todd R. 10TH 13 Wadsworth, Inc Dyer $210 $157 $0
F 2012 American Corrections 978-1-133-04973-9 Clear, Todd R. 10TH 13 Wadsworth, Inc Dyer $210 $157 $0
F 2012 American Corrections 978-1-133-04973-9 Clear, Todd R. 10TH 13 Wadsworth, Inc Dyer $210 $157 $0
S 2012 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-80748-6 CLEAR 9 WAD Dyer $0 $0
F 2011 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-80748-6 CLEAR 9 WAD Corbin $178 $133
F 2011 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-80748-6 CLEAR 9 WAD Corbin $178 $133
F 2010 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-55323-9 CLEAR 8 WAD Dyer $148 $111
F 2010 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-55323-9 CLEAR 8 WAD Dyer $148 $111
F 2009 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-55323-9 CLEAR 8 NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY Corbin $148 $111
F 2008 NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NO BARCHARTS INC Corbin $5 $0
F 2008 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS BUND 0-495-66595-9 CLEAR 8 CENGAGE LEARNING Corbin $147 $110
F 2007 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS CLEAR 7 WAD Corbin $121 $91
F 2007 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS CLEAR 7 WAD Corbin $121 $91
F 2005 AMERICA'S PRISONS BLAKELY 5 Cameron $18 $14
F 2005 NEWJACK:GUARDING SING SING CONOVER 0 Cameron $14 $11
F 2005 ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE? DAVIS 3 Cameron $9 $7
F 2005 AN EXPENSIVE WAY TO MAKE BAD PEOPLE WOR SOERING Cameron $12 $9
F 2005 AMERICA'S PRISONS BLAKELY 5 Cameron $18 $14
F 2005 NEWJACK:GUARDING SING SING CONOVER 0 Cameron $14 $11
F 2005 ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE? DAVIS 3 Cameron $9 $7
F 2005 AN EXPENSIVE WAY TO MAKE BAD PEOPLE WOR SOERING Cameron $12 $9
F 2003 Newjack Conover Cameron $0 $0
F 2003 Going Up the River Hallinan Cameron $0 $0
F 2003 Behind Bars Ross & Richards Cameron $0 $0
F 2002 Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing 0375726624 Conover Random Cameron $14 $11
F 2002 Going Up the River 0375502637 Hallinan Random Cameron $25 $19
F 2001 Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing 0-375-72662-4 Canover Random Cameron $14 $11
F 2001 Going Up The River 0-375-50263-7 Hallinan Random Cameron $25 $19