PCC/ CCOG / CJA

Course Content and Outcome Guide for CJA 113

Course Number:
CJA 113
Course Title:
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - Corrections
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers 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 tax

paying / 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

sentence reports and treatment programs.
3. Assist offenders with building skills to successfully reintegrate into society.

Course Activities and Design

Classroom Lecture
• 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