Corrections

You may satisfy the requirements for the specialization in Corrections by completing a minimum of 9 hours from the following courses:

 

JS 340 - Society & Offender
Examination of historical and contemporary societal reaction to offenders, including re-entry crisis and problems of ex-offenders.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3


JS 341 - Correctional Institutions
Introduction to history, structure, and function of prisons, jails, and juvenile institutions in the United States. Evolution of penology, correctional change strategies, inmate social system, stress, violence, and reform.
Prerequisites: CS 100 and CJ 101 OR JS 100 and JS 101
Credit Hours: 3


JS 342 - Probation and Parole
Analysis of history, structure, and function of probation and parole systems in the United States; Role of pre-sentence investigation, offender selection and classification, supervision, and administration.
Prerequisites: CJ 100 and CJ 101 OR JS100 and JS 101
Credit Hours: 3


JS 343 - Community-Based Corrections
Examination of contemporary redefinition of correctional functions emphasizing development and use of community resources; Diversion of offenders from criminal justice system; Nontraditional correctional programs.
Prerequisites: CJ 100 and CS 101, or JS 100 and JS 101, and JS 240
Credit Hours: 3

JS 445 - Juvenile Corrections
Examination of historical and contemporary efforts to reduce juvenile delinquency with particular attention to innovative programs and evaluation of their effectiveness.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3

JS 483 - Patterns in Crime
Examination of the major correlates of crime and criminality, including age, race, sex, and socio-economic status, examination of major sources of information from which data on crime correlates are gathered.
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3