Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: COR                                     Course Number: 101                                    
Course Title: Introduction to Corrections
Subject: Corrections
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course is intended as an introduction to the corrections system and will provide an overview of current institutional practices, policies and legal issues. The course focuses on the relation of corrections to the criminal justice system, theories underlying correctional practice and the role of institutions within the corrections system. Specifically, this course provides an overview of the field of corrections. It reviews the historical development of crime and corrections, sentencing, jails, prisons, correctional policies, agencies, prison life, and challenges facing correctional populations. It will further explore the principles and practices of treatment accorded to offenders in various types of correctional settings.

Start Date:    04/30/2011                         End Date: