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CMRJ316 - Corrections and Incarceration

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ316 Course ID: 2545 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

A comprehensive study of the context, practices, and special interests of corrections. Topics include the early history and current trends of correctional thought and practice, jails and other short-term facilities, intermediate sanctions, the prison experience, women in prison, institutional management, educational/treatment programs, prisoners' rights, and race/ethnicity challenges.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe sentencing philosophy and the central purpose of criminal punishment
  2. Compare and contrast state and federal correctional organization and administration
  3. Assess the effectiveness of community correctional programs
  4. Examine the nature of workplace corruption among correctional personnel
  5. Analyze the cost and health issues associated with older inmates
  6. Distinguish how prisons control the influence of security threat groups (STGs)

Forums

Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.

Assignment(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.

Exam(s)

Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Introduction 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Forums 29.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.63 %
Week 2 Forum 3.63 %
Week 3 Forum 3.63 %
Week 4 Forum 3.63 %
Week 5 Forum 3.63 %
Week 6 Forum 3.63 %
Week 7 Forum 3.63 %
Week 8 Forum 3.63 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Assignment 1 10.00 %
Assignment 2 10.00 %
Exams 50.00 %
MidTerm Exam 25.00 %
Final Exam 25.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.