21st Century Corrections

Welcome to Corrections in the 21st Century

There is a growing realization in contemporary society of the need to balance the respect accorded the rights of the individual with the interests of society. While the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution must be closely guarded, so too the urgent social needs of local communities for controlling unacceptable behavior and protecting law-abiding citizens from harm must be recognized.

This course is an overview of the corrections field; courts, detention, sentencing, adult institutions, probation, parole, and staffing and personnel issues. This course will be an active and interactive learning experience. Students will use the lecture and reading material to build a framework for understanding current sentencing and correctional practices.

Elisabeth Copeland

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