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CMJ 265 - Critical Issues in Corrections (3 Credits)

This course focuses on current issues facing corrections in contemporary American society, such as mental illness, individuals with developmental disabilities, substance abuse and the impact of female offenders in prison. The purpose of this course is to provide the correctional officer with the knowledge and skills necessary to interact with inmates who have special needs. This course provides a practical and theoretical basis for the correctional officer to interact with these inmates with understanding, compassion and safety for the officer as well as the inmate. Lecture Hours: 39. Usually offered in the fall and spring.