Correctional Policy & Procedure – CJUS 644

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course focuses on the importance of correctional policies and procedures and their need to be grounded in defensible rationale. This course will examine the role of policy development within a correctional setting and the need to ensure a legitimate correctional outcome. This course will also examine the procedures regarding how policies should be instituted within a correctional setting.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course provides a comprehensive examination of the intersection of research, policy and procedure and the subsequent impact on the day-to-day operations of the American corrections system. The course closely examines the role of policy development and its impact on the corrections system. This course also examines the philosophical underpinnings of the American corrections system. This examination includes the influence and impact of the Christian Worldview.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be 350-400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250-300 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

Case Study Proposal Assignment

The student will write a 1-2-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on best practices in corrections. The paper must include at least 5 reference(s) that include course textbooks, articles assigned, and the Bible. (CLO: B, C, D, E)

Biblical Worldview Reflection Assignment

The student will write a 3–5-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on ethics, morality, and the Christian worldview in corrections. The paper must include at least 2 reference(s) that includes the course textbooks, article, and the Bible. (CLO: A)

Case Study Assignment

The student will write an 8-10 -page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on best practices in corrections. The paper must include at least 7 reference(s) that includes the course textbooks, articles, and the Bible. (CLO: B, C, D, E)

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module(s): Week(s). Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice questions, and have a 60-minute time limit.