SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2021 5:23:41 AMAJ 70 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 70Title:  INTRO TO CORRECTIONS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Corrections
Last Reviewed:2/22/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the history and trends of adult and juvenile corrections including probation and parole. It will focus on the legal issues, specific laws and general operation of correctional institutions. The relationship between corrections and other components of the judicial system will also be examined.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the history and trends of adult and juvenile corrections including probation and parole. It will focus on the legal issues, specific laws and general operation of correctional institutions. The relationship between corrections and other components of the judicial system will also be examined.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: AJ 200 Introduction to Corrections SRJC Equivalent Course(s): AJ70

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Explain the role of Corrections in the Criminal Justice System and in protecting society, including correctional goals and philosophies.
2. Compare and contrast custodial and community corrections at the federal, state and local level.
3. Describe the challenges correctional agencies face due to special and diverse populations in the United States.  
4. Discuss the day-to-day operations of custodial and community corrections, including the duties and challenges of correctional agency employees.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Describe the history of punishment and corrections in the United States and their role in the
    criminal justice system.
2. Identify laws relating to liability in the correctional setting.
3. Discuss the organization and operation of federal, state, local and private correctional
    facilities.
4. Discuss inmate management through classification and custody levels.
5. Define the prison subculture, including gangs.
6. Describe the challenges inmates and correctional facilities face as a result of diverse and
    special inmate populations.
7. Compare and contrast the adult and juvenile correctional systems in the United States.
8. Discuss the California Realignment process and its impact on the California prison system.
9. Discuss the various sentencing options and their impact on the offenders, the community and
    the correctional system.

Topics and Scope
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I.   History and Evolution of Punishment and Corrections
II.  Correctional Law and Liabilities
III. California Realignment
    A. What is California Realignment
    B. Impact on the CA prison system
IV. Custodial Sentences
    A. Indeterminate
    B. Determinate
    C. Impact of Good Time/Gain Time
    D. The Death Penalty
V. Community Corrections Sentences
    A. Probation
    B. Intermediate
    C. Parole
VI.  Reintegration
VII. Correctional Facilities Organization and Operations
    A. Federal Correctional Facilities
    B. State Correctional Facilities
    C. Local Correctional Facilities
    D. Private Correctional Facilities
VIII. Classification and Custody Levels
    A. Inmates
    B. Facilities
IX. The Juvenile Justice System
    A. Philosophy
    B. Legal Procedure
    C. Sentencing Options
X. Inmate Populations
    A. Prison Subculture
    B. Prison Gangs
    C. Specialized Inmate Populations
         1. Elderly
         2. Female
         3. Disabled
XI. Management through Classification and Custody Levels
    A. Inmate Classification and Custody Levels
    B. Facility Classification and Custody Levels

Assignments:
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1. Small group discussion and activities
2. Reading 20-40 pages a week
3. Written homework
4. Weekly chapter quizzes, midterm and final exam
5. Term paper or research project

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework; term paper or research project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Small group discussion and activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Weekly chapter quizzes, midterm and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Corrections: An Introduction. Seiter, Richard. Prentice Hall. current ed.
Corrections in America. Allen, Harry and Latessa, Edward and Ponder, Bruce. Prentice Hall. current ed.
Essentials of Corrections. Mays, G. Larry and Winfree, L. Thomas Jr. Wadsworth. current ed.
American Corrections.  Clear, Todd and Reisig, Michael and Cole, George. Wadsworth. current ed.
Introduction to Corrections. Hanser, Robert. Sage Publications. current edition.
Instructor-prepared materials.

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