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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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CRJ 310 - Corrections and Criminal Justice


Units: 3
Introduction to the evolution of the correctional system, theories of punishment, and treatment. Emphasis placed on policies, practices, legal issues, and controversies within the correctional system. Incarceration in jails and prisons, capital punishment, and probation and parole are discussed.

Possible Instructional Methods: Hybrid or Online Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Explain the history of corrections and the evolving rationales for punishment;
  2. Identify contemporary issues confronting correctional organizations;
  3. Discuss how various policy shifts have impacted prison organizations;
  4. Distinguish the basic differences between male, female, and juvenile offenders within correctional contexts;
  5. Identify various levels of security and the inmate cultures that develop within secure facilities;
  6. Describe the legal rights of inmates and the role of correctional officers.




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