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    New Mexico Military Institute
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 General Catalog
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CRIJ 2313 - Corrections

This course is an introduction to the history of corrections.  The course examines the purposes of corrections.  Within the curriculum an understanding of the interconnections of corrections with other criminal justice components, correctional ideologies, historical influences, and societal changes are studied and analyzed.  Alternatives to imprisonment are examined such as probation; diversion centers, intermediate sanctions and parole are examined and discussed.  Emphasis is placed upon the study of the effects of long imprisonment and adopted social behaviors as a result of long-term incarceration.  An analysis of institutionalized individuals are review such as female and male inmates, juveniles and other classification of inmates such as geriatric, high risk and gang affiliated inmates are discussed and reviewed.  The course will examine management issues within the correctional environment such as prison disturbances, riots, overcrowding, staffing and violence within the prison.  A detailed review of the Attica, New York state Prison and the new Mexico State Penitentiary riots will be analyzed.  The evolution of constitutional issues and the rights of inmates and ex-offenders are examined.  The use of the death penalty, parole, and probation are examined.  Local jails will be examined to include an analysis of their purposes and historical context within the American correctional system.  This class is a concentration requirement for criminal justice students.  Course is available for college level students and a select group of high school students.

Credit Hours
Due to the content, this class is not available to high school students.  Not a social science requirement course.
CRIJ 1113

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