The course requirements, relevant assignments and readings are outlined in the material that follows on this page.
Richard P. Seiter, Corrections: An Introduction, Prentice Hall, 2004
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Students will be able to describe the evolution of corrections based on a variety of sentencing goals, and analyze current correctional practices and operations.
Students will be able to describe the legal, philosophical, and political aspects of sentencing alternatives.
Students will be able to discuss the need for reform of correctional options and operations.
Students will be able to develop a model of future sentencing options and correctional alternatives.
Students will understand the issues resulting in decisions as offenders move through the sentencing and correctional process.
an online distance learning course. Students must complete
required course work on time and in the appropriate sequence.
Students must login to the online classroom at least
every other day to check the course calendar, read announcements and
new discussion board postings, take quizzes, submit written assignments and
post discussion board messages. Students are responsible for keeping up with and
adhering to the due dates and other instructions posted there in the course
calendar and announcements areas of the Blackboard online classroom.
Students must maintain a working email address and
check it every 48 hours. Students must
respond to email messages within 48 hours.
about the course in
the Bb Discussion Board
designated for that purpose
rather than via email. Throughout the semester, please use discussion
board to post any questions you have about the course. This way course such
questions which others may also have may be answered for all class members to
see. This saves the instructor having to answer the same question over and over
instructor about exceptional, personal issues that
you think should remain private. If routine course related questions are
emailed to the instructor, they will not be answered. To ensure your questions
are answered, post them in the appropriate Bb Discussion Board Conference.
otherwise indicated, grades for properly
submitted written assignments will appear in the Bb online grade book
within 10 days.
Code of Academic Integrity students taking this course are
bound by the Prince
George's Community College Code of Academic
Integrity which may be found at http://www.pgcc.edu/students/academic-integrity/index.html
. It is the responsibility of all students to know and abide by this code.