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Syllabus College of Criminal Justice and Security CJA/234 Version 2 Pasadena Learning Center (PA12BCJ03) Introduction to Corrections August 20, 2012-September 18, 2012 (Monday) Janice E. Rachal, M.A. Copyright © 2009 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Course Description This course is an introduction to the various components of the corrections system within the criminal justice system. It provides an overview of corrections, including corrections history, the persons, agencies, and organizations that manage convicted offenders. Other topics that are covered include policy and procedure, sentencing, probation, and rehabilitations of prisoners. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible…show more content…
4.3 Compare how jail and prison inmates differ. 4.4 Analyze the evolution and perspectives of prison life. 4.5 Examine the extent and nature of prison violence. 4.6 Identify the needs of special, juvenile, mentally ill and substance abusing prisoners. 4.7 Evaluate alternatives to litigation. 09-17-12 0 Readings Read this week’s Read Me First. Read Ch. 9–12 of Corrections: The Fundamentals. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. 09-17-12 Participation Participate in class discussion. 09-17-12 3 Nongraded Activities and Preparation Complete the following ‘Learning Modules’ in CJi Interactive found in Ch. 8: The Courts: History, Structure, and Key Players and Ch. 9: Pre-Trial Activities and the Criminal Trial, located on the student website in preparation for your assignment: • Courtroom Roles • The Prosecution and Defense • The Trial Judge • The Grand Jury • The Bail System • The Pros and Cons of Plea Bargaining • Steps in the Trial Process • Rights at Trial • Jury Deliberation View and complete the following ‘Myths and Issues Videos’ in CJi Interactive found in Ch. 8: The Courts: History, Structure, and Key Players and Ch. 9: Pre-Trial Activities and the Criminal Trial, located on the student website in preparation for your…show more content…
10: Sentencing and Ch. 14: The Juvenile Justice System, located on the student website in preparation for your assignment: • Myth v. Reality: When does "Life in Prison" mean "Life in Prison"? • Issue 1: "Three Strikes" and other Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines • Issue 2: Alternative Sentencing • Myth v. Reality: Juvenile Boot Camps are an Effective way of Treating Offenders • Issue 1: "Net Widening" with Regards to Juveniles • Issue 2: Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court and Juveniles in Adult Correctional Facilities Complete the following ‘Simulation’ in CJi Interactive found in Ch. 10: Sentencing, located on the student website in preparation for your assignment: • Sentencing 09-24-12 0 Individual Rehabilitation Paper Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in which you define and examine the origins of rehabilitation in prison, and the option of parole based on rehabilitation. Be sure to address the following in your

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