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Corrections

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CORR-01 INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-41.
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the history and trends of adult and juvenile corrections, including probation and parole. It will focus on the legal issues, specific laws, and general operation of correctional institutions. The relationship between corrections and other components of the judicial system will also be examined. (5/03)

CORR-04 CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW FOR CORRECTIONS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-41; CORR-01 or current employment as a correctional officer.
This course covers historical development, philosophy, and practice of law and Constitutional provisions: definitions and classifications of crime, legal research, study of case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force. Law as it affects the correctional component of the justice system will be clearly identified. (5/03)

CORR-30 PROBATION AND PAROLE
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-41; CORR-01, CRIM-01, or CRIM-02.
This course encompasses the background, structure, and procedures of probation, parole, and the criminal court process. (5/03)

CORR-41 CORRECTIONAL WRITING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisite: CORR-04. Advisory: ENGL-41.
This is an introductory course emphasizing the practical aspects of gathering, organizing, and preparing written reports for correctional activities on local, state, and federal levels. It will cover the techniques of communicating facts, information, and ideas effectively in a simple, clear, and logical manner for various types of criminal justice system reports, letters, memoranda, directives, and administrative reports. Students will gain practical experience in note-taking, report writing, and presenting testimony in court. (5/03)

CORR-42 CONTROL AND SUPERVISION IN CORRECTIONS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-41; CORR-01; CRIM-01, or CRIM-02.
This course offers an overview of supervision of inmates in local, state, and federal correctional institutions. The issues of control in a continuum from institutional daily living through crisis situations will be introduced and discussed. The course will emphasize the role played by the offender and the correctional worker. Topics will include inmate subculture, violence, and effects of crowding on inmates and staff, and coping techniques for correctional officers in a hostile prison environment. The causes and effects of abusive tactics will also be discussed. (5/03)

CORR-43 CORRECTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-41; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in CORR-01; or current employment as a peace officer in the field of corrections.
This class provides an overview of the techniques available to practitioners in corrections counseling and interviewing. The student will learn the use of appropriate techniques and theories in confidence building which may be used by the correctional employee in client interviews and counseling. This is a basic course for students planning to enter or who are already employed within the Correctional Science field. (5/03)

CORR-44 LEGAL ASPECTS OF CORRECTIONS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
One-way corequisite: CORR-01. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41;
or current employment as a correctional officer.
This course provides students with an awareness of the historical framework, concepts, and precedents that guide correctional practice. Course material will broaden the individual's perspective of the corrections environment, the civil rights of prisoners, and responsibilities and liabilities of corrections officials. (3/04)

CORR-49A-ZZ SPECIAL TOPICS IN CORRECTIONS
0.5 - 7 units: 0.5 - 7 hours lecture.
Advisory: ENGL-41.
This is a course designed to address special topics in corrections to meet the current needs of students. The course will allow pre-service and in-service personnel to maintain the most current training standards in the field. (5/03)


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