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CJ 426 Institutional Corrections

Credits: 3
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This course provides an evaluation of theory and research on confinement facilities for criminal offenders in the United States. The history and organization of prisons and jails are reviewed in conjunction with the changing punishment philosophies and how this evolution has influenced today’s institutional corrections. The problems within these facilities are examined with special attention paid to inmate adaptation, problems faced by facility officers, and the effectiveness of institutional treatment programs.