Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: COR                                     Course Number: 230                                    
Course Title: Sex Offenders in the Criminal Justice System
Subject: Corrections
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the causes of sexual crimes and how sex offenders are dealt with throughout the criminal justice process. There is an analysis of the laws that relate to sex offenders and the cyclical nature of sex offender legislation. The course examines the difficulty of balancing rights of the offenders and rights of the community, and what forms of community protection are viable for these individuals. By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of sex offender typologies, types of treatment offered, laws and policies regarding sex crimes, and the likely future direction of legislation.

Prerequisite: ENG 101. In addition: COR 101 or PSC 101 or CRJ 101 or International Criminal Justice 101.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   PSC 230
Start Date:    04/27/2007                         End Date: