||This course examines the historical and contemporary correctional theories and programs with emphasis on the current organizational structure. Probation, parole and correctional alternatives are also explored.
- Identify the role of probation/corrections within the criminal justice system.
- Describe the role and functions of correctional institutions in the United States.
- Examine data on the effectiveness of probation and corrections.
- Develop a philosophical format for debate on appropriate outcomes for offenders.
- Explain terminology and process related to the correctional field.
- Explain information relative to the evolution and changing practices of corrections within the criminal justice system.
- Describe the importance of effective interplay between the components of the criminal justice system.
- Express an understanding of the format and philosophy of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines.
- Examine Minnesota and national trends and perspectives of corrections.
- Analyze many facets of offender sentencing and supervision such as causes, considerations, and parameters.
- Compare varying perspectives on correctional functions and roles by exposure to practicing professionals.
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