Course Content and Outcome Guide for CJA 113
- Course Number:
- CJA 113
- Course Title:
- Intro Crim Just Sys-Correction
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Course DescriptionCovers theories and current practices in correctional treatment, crime prevention, contemporary criminal justice services and treatment methods, and professional career opportunities. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 121. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Student participating in this course will study the history of corrections and treatment modalities; while learning about the role of the corrections components within the criminal justice system. The 'goals of corrections' and the use of alternatives to incarceration will be included as the student applies these criteria to the concept of reintegrating the offender back into the community as a taxpaying / law abiding citizen. The student will achieve sensitivity for special correctional clients, including those with ADHD, mental health, geriatric, and other needs.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students who have successfully completed this course will be able to:
1. Conduct basic assessment of needs for inmates including mental health and geriatric clients.
2. Work in a corrections environment with an understanding of basic concepts such as diversion, correctional goals, pre
3. Assist offenders with building skills to successfully reintegrate into society.
Course Activities and Design
• Guest Speakers
• Films and videos
• Role playing scenarios
• Group Discussions
• Facility tours
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Methods of assessment may include the following: examinations, quizzes, and interview assignment report, research papers, class participation, role playing feedback, oral presentations and group activities.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)This course will address topics that include, but are not limited to:
This course will address topics that include, but are not limited to:
•The History of Corrections
•The Role of Corrections Within The Criminal Justice System
•The Scope and Use of The PreSentence Investigation
•The Goals Of Corrections and Their Application
•The Application Of Treatment Modalities For Rehabilitation
•The Programs That Help ADHD, Mental Health and Geriatric Clients
•The Proper Use of Correctional Facilities
•The Use of Parole and Probation For Offenders
•The Use of Alternatives To Incarceration
•The Concept of Reintegration Within Corrections
•Available Careers With Corrections