Correctional Systems and Practices
Updated April 24, 2012
- State Approval Code: 4301045424
- Semester Credit Hours: 3
- Lecture Hours per Week: 3
- Contact Hours per Semester: 48
Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum
Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- To examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods, social structures, and cultures.
- To develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
- To analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on the area under study.
- To differentiate and analyze historical evidence (documentary and statistical) and differing points of view.
- To analyze, critically assess, and develop creative solutions to public policy problems.
Instructional Goals and Purposes
Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.
General Course Objectives
2. Examine administrative and operational components of corrections.
3. Examine criminals in confinement through the post-adjudication procedures.
4. Discuss correctional problems and community corrections.
Specific Course Objectives
1. Comprehend the relationship between society and the offender.
2. Understand the philosophical bases by which offenders are treated.
3. Comprehend the broader forces at work in institutional and community corrections.
4. Differentiate between corrections of misdemeanants and felons.
5. Understand the current correctional systems in the nation.
6. Understand the historical development of corrections in America.