CRIM-202 : Corrections and Sentencing

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: CRIM-202 Corrections and Sentencing

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): CRIM-101 and CRIM-106

Course Description in college catalog:

An introduction to the policies and practices of correctional institutions. Reviews the history of corrections and the functions of various types of correctional agencies. Considers important contro- versies and major trends in contemporary correc- tional practice. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

QCC/John Jay Dual/Joint A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice

Students will meet requirements for successful transfer into the junior year of baccalaureate programs (transfer programs).

1. Students will meet the requirements for transfer to their junior year of study in criminal justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

2. Students will demonstrate competency in the core areas of the criminal justice major.

3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in regard to issues in the field of criminal justice.

4. Students will use historical and social sciences perspectives to analyze and make judgments about issues in the field of criminal justice.

5. Students will differentiate and make informed decisions about issues in the field of criminal justice.

6. Students will communicate effectively about issues in the field of criminal justice as demonstrated by their reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

7. Students will integrate knowledge and skills in regard to issues in the field of criminal justice.

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will define the organization of different correctional systems.

2. Students will identify the elements and goals of alternative treatment programs.

3. Students will identify classic and contemporary corrections strategies.

4. Students will compare and contrast the underlying principles of different corrections practices.

5. Students will identify issues and controversies concerning criminal punishment and treatment.

6. Students will evaluate issues in light of alternative theories of corrections.

7.  Students will identify various approaches to corrections.

8.  Students will assess the impact of alternative punishment and treatment strategies.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Methods used to evaluate student learning will be chosen from exams, papers, projects, and discussions.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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