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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
F 2012 American Corrections 1-133-04973-7 Clear, Todd R. 10TH 13 Wadsworth, Inc
S 2012 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-80748-6 CLEAR 9 WAD
F 2011 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-80748-6 CLEAR 9 WAD
F 2010 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-55323-9 CLEAR 8 WAD
F 2009 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS 0-495-55323-9 CLEAR 8 NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY
F 2008 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS BUND 0-495-66595-9 CLEAR 8 CENGAGE LEARNING
F 2008 NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NOT FOUND NO BARCHARTS INC
F 2007 AMERICAN CORRECTIONS CLEAR 7 WAD
F 2005 AMERICA'S PRISONS BLAKELY 5
F 2005 AN EXPENSIVE WAY TO MAKE BAD PEOPLE WOR SOERING
F 2005 ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE? DAVIS 3
F 2005 NEWJACK:GUARDING SING SING CONOVER 0
F 2003 Behind Bars Ross & Richards
F 2003 Going Up the River Hallinan
F 2003 Newjack Conover
F 2002 Going Up the River 0375502637 Hallinan Random
F 2002 Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing 0375726624 Conover Random
F 2001 Going Up The River 0-375-50263-7 Hallinan Random
F 2001 Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing 0-375-72662-4 Canover Random
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