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Community Corrections Course Overviews 1 month 6 days ago #8

Please check out our curriculum for the following course schedule. Feel free to comment as well! Just click on "Curriculums" in the main menu to view.

Course Title: Introduction to Corrections
Students are introduced to an overview of the historical development of prisons and jails which includes, current concepts and practices, explanations of criminal behavior for both adults and juveniles, the functions and objectives of the criminal justice system concerned with incarceration, inclusive of probation and parole.

Course Title: Probation and Parole
Students are introduced to an overview of the historical development, current concepts and practice of probation and parole. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationships with the police, courts, and corrections. Career pathways and employment will be examined.

Course Title: CORRECTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING
Students are introduced to an overview of the techniques used in counseling and interviewing in community corrections. Students will learn the differences between interviews and interrogation, the importance of developing rapport, the value of building confidence, and various communication skills. Topics such as interviewing sensitive demographics such as the elderly, children, and victims is addressed.

Course Title: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS
Students are introduced to an examination and analysis of problems, issues, and challenges within the correctional environment. This includes the warehousing of inmates, managing the prison population, restorative justice, correctional reorganization, and inmate issues and concerns.

Course Title: CORRECTIONAL REPORT WRITING
Students are introduced to the practical aspects of gathering, organizing, and preparing written reports for correctional activities at the local, state, and federal levels.

Course Title: JUVENILE PROCEDURES
Students are introduced to an overview of the origin and historical development of the juvenile justice system in the United States.

Course Title: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FIELD WORK 1
Students participate in a law enforcement or correctional facility internship under the supervision of an approved faculty member. Examples of appropriate facilities include a probation/parole field office, jail, detention center, juvenile camp, juvenile institution, or similar agency.

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