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Corrections (CORR)

102:
Introduction to Corrections. (3-3-0)
Focuses on societal responses to the offender. Traces the evolution of practices based on philosophies of retribution, deterrence, and rehabilitation. Reviews contemporary correctional activities and their relationships to other aspects of the criminal justice system.
201:
Correctional Law. (3-3-0)
Studies the legal rights and obligations of the convict-probationer, inmate, and parolee. Surveys methods of enforcing both rights and obligations and the responsibilities of corrections agencies and personnel under correction law (constitutional, statutory, and regulatory provisions).
210:
Local and Adult Detention Facilities. (3-3-0)
Studies security procedures in adult detention facilities, the criteria for effective supervision of inmates, the correctional aspects of inmate discipline, and the handling of Aspecial@ inmates. Presents concepts, programs, and planning considerations for jail management and the operation of adult detention facilities.
220:
Correctional Counseling. (3-3-0)
Presents concepts and principles of interviewing and counseling as applied in the correctional setting.
230:
Probation, Parole, and Treatment. (3-3-0)
Surveys the philosophy, history, organization, personnel, and functioning of traditional and innovative probation and parole programs; considers major treatment models for clients.
240:
Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. (3-3-0)
Surveys the historical and current usage of narcotics and dangerous drugs. Teaches the identification and classification of such drugs and emphasizes the symptoms and effects on their users. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in law enforcement efforts against illicit drug usage.
250:
Management of Correctional Facilities. (3-3-0)
Describes management options and operational implications for staffing, security, safety, and treatment. Considers impact of changes in public policy on corrections.

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