Criminal Justice Certificate

CJC 204: Corrections

Credit Hours



CJC 101.


This course examines the history, functions, and processes of corrections.  The primary focus is institutional corrections and its evolution based on philosophies of retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation.  The role and influence of community correctional practices and policy on institutional corrections are also covered. Outcomes: Students will be able to identify and describe the role of institutional corrections in society and the criminal justice system and articulate the connection between theories regarding criminality and the purposes of incarceration that have historically guided and continue to guide American correctional practice historically and currently.