CJS4300 Correctional Administration

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits

Course Description:

This course will examine the nature of correctional work; aims and objectives of correctional administration; probation and parole; skills, knowledge, and attitudes required for employment and/or volunteer work in this field; types of institutions and services.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Any minister, lay leader, or mission minded believer engaging persons who have a criminal conviction will inevitably ask themselves questions related to the correctional system. Those within the criminal justice profession seeking to live out a missional calling through their work would benefit from a structured and guided engagement about corrections. The topic regarding how to address and reduce recidivism while providing consequences for criminal behavior is a topic that affects all in society. Due to the current state, members of the community would benefit a better understanding of and knowledge of Corrections.

Why This Course Is Important:

The correctional system has far-reaching application. The outlook on crime prevention and control, the emphasis on making community members active participants in the process of problem solving, and correctional administrators s role in Corrections require changes within correctional organizations. By offering services during incarceration and providing alternatives to incarceration, recidivism can be lowered and successful reintegration of offenders into society can be achieved. This application of serving current and ex-offenders has long been explored in the Christian faith. It would benefit the larger mission of God for mission-minded individuals with training in criminal justice as well as community members to become active with the correctional system.