Course Description


CJ 520 Contemporary Issues in American Corrections
4 cr. (4-0-0)
Graded: A/F
Prerequisite: Admission to the master of science degree program in criminal justice.

This course examines the nature of the modern American correctional system which entails probation, parole, community corrections, jails and prisons. The course will involve an in-depth analysis of each component of the correctional system noting successful programs, problems, and future trends. Requirements include participation in weekly discussions, completion of written homework assignments approximately every two to three weeks, a formal research paper and the completion of a mid-term and final exam.