- Basic Course Information Course
- Description: This course is a survey of institutional and non-institutional corrections. Emphasis will be placed on the organization and operation of correctional systems; treatment and rehabilitation; populations served; Constitutional issues; and current and future issues.
- Prerequisites: None
- Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
- \Describe the organization and operation of correctional systems and alternatives to institutionalization. Describe treatment and rehabilitative programs.
- Differentiate between the short-term incarceration and long-term institutional environments.
- Evaluate current and future correctional issues.
- Identify the Constitutional rights applicable to the correctional setting.
- Online Testing Requirements
- The midterm and final exam must be proctored by an approved testing organization. (Ask your instructor for more details.)
- Students are not allowed to use their book or notes of any kind while taking their proctored tests and exams.
- Major Course Requirements
- Responses to Discussion Questions
- Forum posts
- Reading quizzes for each chapter
- Midterm, 100 multiple choice questions
- Final Exam, 100 multiple choice questions
- Writing assignment
- Information on Books and Other Course Materials
- Text: “American Corrections”, 11th Ed., Clear/Reisig/Cole, ISBN-13: 9781305093300 | ISBN-10: 1305093305
- Other Policies, Procedures and important dates: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
- Campus Calendar
- Final exam schedule
- How to drop a class
- Withdrawal information
- Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
- Class Attendance
- Students with disabilities
- Course Sequence & Content
|WK 1 Chapter 1.
||The Corrections System.
|WK 2 Chapter 2.
|The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice.
The History of Corrections in America.
|WK 3 Chapter 4
|The Punishment of Offenders.
The Law of Corrections.
|WK 4 Chapter 6
|The Correctional Client.
Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration.
|WK 5 Chapter 8.
Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections.
|WK 6 Chapter 10.
The Prison Experience.
WK 8-9 Chapter 12
|Incarceration of Women.
|WK 10 Chapter 14
Release from Incarceration.
|WK 11 Chapter 16.
|Making It: Supervision in the Community.
Corrections for Juveniles.
|WK 12 Chapter 18.
Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections.
|WK 13 Chapter 20.
||The Death Penalty.
|WK 14 Chapter 21.
|WK 15 Chapter 22.
||Dead week, Finals begin
May 9, 2019