Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CCJ 2650 Penology

Penology is the study of punishment and the penal system. It includes penal theory, sentencing policies, and the investigation of how people arrested and sentenced for crimes are managed in the corrections institutions of the criminal justice system in prisons, jails, and the community. This course examines the structure, functioning, and socio-historical context of prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, and community corrections such as probation. Included is the analysis of the effectiveness of correctional approaches in achieving the goals of corrections-rehabilitation, punishment, incapacitation and victim restoration-as demonstrated with empirical evidence and considered within human rights and social justice frameworks.  Prerequisite(s): CCJ 2610  
Credits: 3.0