American Correctional System

CJS 2104 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level Undergraduate
Description Presents an overview and critical analysis of correctional systems, emphasizing interrelationships of all aspects of corrections. Topics include historical developments; policy analysis; decision making; and the range of treatment/punishment options available, including probation and parole. Discusses current correctional philosophy and treatment approaches on federal, state, and local levels. Includes a historical, philosophical, and pragmatic view of community corrections and an analysis of alternatives to imprisonment or institutionalization.

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