Criminal Justice-COAS | Correctional Institutions
P300 | 1616 | Sundt


This course examines the historical development and current use of
imprisonment in the United States.  Emphasis is placed on
understanding the philosophies, structures, and programs that shape
the current operation of prisons and jails and their impact on
offenders, correctional staff, and the community.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this course include providing students with a
detailed examination of the prison and jail systems in the U.S.  By
the end of the semester, students will:

	Be knowledgeable about the historical development of
imprisonment in the United States.
	Be knowledgeable about the contemporary correctional policy
issues that shape the use of prisons and jails.
	Be familiar with the purpose, structure and operation of
prisons and jails in the U.S.
	Understand the effect that correctional institutions have on
offenders, correctional staff, and the community.

Class meeting:  TR, 1:00-2:15, BH 304

Instructor:  Professor Jody Sundt, criminal justice department