CJ& 105 Introduction to Corrections • 5 Cr.


Introduces basic concepts, theories, principles and an historical overview of the system as it pertains to the institutional control and supervision of adult offenders. Previously CJ 106. Either CJ 106 or CJ& 105 can be taken for credit, not both. Recommended: CJ& 101 or CJ& 112.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the historical problems that frame our contemporary experience or corrections.
  • Identify and analyze the current theory and empirical evidence on methods of punishment.
  • Demonstrate recognition and understanding of the issues surrounding how we portray the correctional client (the offender) in relation to criminal legislation, the criminal justice process, and greater societal forces associated with criminal behavior.
  • Identify and explain the major components and practices which constitute the American correctional system.
  • Construct critical assessments of current issues, trend, and policies which dominate the function and operation the correctional system.