Marymount University

Graduate Catalog 2013-14

CJ 511 Current Controversies in Corrections

Provides an examination of contemporary issues in corrections, such as the realities of prison life, the role of courts in the correctional process, the rehabilitation debate, re-entry, and community-based corrections. The course will include a critical overview of problems confronting contemporary correctional institutions such as AIDS in prison, prison gangs, aging populations, physical and mental disabilities, women in prison, privatization, professionalism among correctional officers, and the use of technology in corrections. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration and Policy program. (3)

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