Course Outlines

You are in the Academics section


CRJU1106 – Introduction to Corrections/Probation pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: This course examines the historical and contemporary correctional theories and programs with emphasis on the current organizational structure. Probation, parole and correctional alternatives are also explored.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Identify the role of probation/corrections within the criminal justice system.
  2. Describe the role and functions of correctional institutions in the United States.
  3. Examine data on the effectiveness of probation and corrections.
  4. Develop a philosophical format for debate on appropriate outcomes for offenders.
  5. Explain terminology and process related to the correctional field.
  6. Explain information relative to the evolution and changing practices of corrections within the criminal justice system.
  7. Describe the importance of effective interplay between the components of the criminal justice system.
  8. Express an understanding of the format and philosophy of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines.
  9. Examine Minnesota and national trends and perspectives of corrections.
  10. Analyze many facets of offender sentencing and supervision such as causes, considerations, and parameters.
  11. Compare varying perspectives on correctional functions and roles by exposure to practicing professionals.
MnTC goal areas: None

« back to course outlines