CJA 131◊ Correctional Procedures

3 credits

Explore the modern correctional concepts and standards; scope of the correctional process; review of arrest and pre-trial detention procedures, pre-sentence investigation and, ultimately, the sentence; study of the diagnostic service, procedures and practices; an examination of federal and state facilities of institutions for medium- to long-term sentences; theory and practice of re-socialization; alternatives to incarceration, such as probation and parole; and consideration or pre-release guidance centers and community-based programs. CJA 121◊ recommended prior to this course.

Lecture: 3 hours