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    Jul 13, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

CJFS 3770 - Punishment, Corrections and Society



Goals: The objectives of this course are to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the issues and methods of punishment and social control used within American correctional practice and to review the empirical research assessing the effectiveness of correctional practice.

Content: This course examines theories of punishment and asks questions such as “Why do we punish and how much? Is punishment a deterrent for future criminal offending behavior? What are current correctional, sentencing, and punishment techniques being used in the United States? The course will also cover theories of punishment, the structure and operations of the U.S jail, prison, and correction systems, and explore current correctional policies and their impact on individuals and society.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisite: CJFS 1120; or LGST 1110; or PSY 1330; or SOC 1110; or SOCJ 1100.

Note: It is strongly recommended that students majoring in criminal justice complete CJFS 1140 prior to enrolling in this course.

Credits: 4