Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ) with a concentration in Corrections

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  • Course description
    The corrections concentration is designed to provide students with additional knowledge of the corrections system and strategies for working with offenders in various custodial settings.

    Students who complete the Bachelors of Criminal Justice degree program with a concentrations in correction should accomplish the following
    • Explain and trace the history and philosophy of adult and juvenile correctional systems and identify the different models of punishment associated with each syste
    • Explain the history of probation and parole and the roles of the probation and parole officers in the criminal and juvenile correctional systems
    • Define community corrections and the innovative perspectives associated with this perspective such as restorative justice, peacemaking, intermediate sentences
    • Apply various assessment and diagnostic techniques for the classification of criminal and juvenile offenders
    • Explain the organizational structure, administrative practices and operating procedures of correctional agencies in the handling of personnel and their functions
    • Define the development of prisoners’ rights and identify and analyze landmark decisions that substantiate rights for prisoners
    • Identify and analyze ethical issues related to decision-making process associated with moral dilemmas in corrections
    Concentration courses for this program include:
    • Penology
    • Administration of Criminal Justice
    • Prison Law
    • Offender Rehabilitation

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