| Course Syllabus Axia College/College of Criminal Justice & Security CJS/230 Version 4 Corrections: A World Apart |
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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the various components of the corrections system within the criminal justice system. It provides an overview of corrections, including corrections history, and the persons, agencies, and organizations that manage convicted offenders. Other topics include policy and procedure, sentencing, probation, and rehabilitation of prisoners.


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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Foster, B. (2006). Corrections: The fundamentals. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: History of Corrections |
| Details | Due | Points |
Objectives | 1.1 Identify forms of punishment most used in societies prior to the 20th century. 1.2 Compare and contrast prisons during and after World War II. | | |
Course Preparation | Read the course description and objectives.Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | 01/30 | |
Reading | Read Ch. 2 of Corrections. | | |
Reading | Read Ch. 3 of Corrections. | | |
Reading | Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | |...

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