District Syllabus
CJC1000
Theory And Practice Of Corrections


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: A comprehensive view of the history and philosophy of corrections at the federal, state, and local levels. The present types and classifications of correctional facilities; temporary problems in corrections; and a career orientation.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Siegel. Corrections Today, 2 ed., Cengage, 2014. ISBN: 9781133933656
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Major Learning Outcomes:

1.  To evaluate court decisions for case law relevant to both 
    custodial and non-custodial corrections.

2.  To identify the different participants in the corrections systems
    and define their roles with regard to its operation.

3.  To articulate future goals for possible changes in corrections 
    that will enhance the effectiveness of the criminal justice 
    system.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Specific Performance Outcomes:  The student will be able to:

1.  Be able to analyze the different theoretical perspectives which   
    are related to crime and corrections.

2.  Demonstrate a comprehension of custodial and non-custodial 
    corrections and their impact on our society.

3.  Awareness of the commonly held beliefs and philosophies related 
    to crime and how crime is dealt with through corrections.

4.  Identify the different officials and groups within the public 
    arena and the criminal justice field and their contributions to 
    correcrions.

5.  Understand the public's perception of corrections and how this 
    impacts the legal system.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.