Oct 21, 2018  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Community Corrections (Optional Specialization for Criminology and Criminal Justice majors)


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Criminology and Criminal Justice Department

The Community Corrections Specialization was developed to give interested Criminology and Criminal Justice students an opportunity to develop specific knowledge and skills in the area of community corrections. Criminology students will take classes in the Psychology and Social Work department to complete this interdisciplinary specialization.

Due in large part to the massive prison overcrowding of the past several decades and the costs that have accompanied this growth, the importance of community corrections has risen drastically. Community corrections are now commonly utilized as alternatives to incarceration and it involves rehabilitation and supervision strategies within our communities. Consequently, there is a need for qualified personnel in this field and the community correction specialization prepares Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates for this type of work.

With this specialization, Criminology and Criminal Justice majors will enhance their knowledge in community corrections, which are sanctions imposed on convicted adults or adjudicated juveniles that occur in a residential or community setting outside of jail or prison and include, among other options, probation, parole, halfway houses, and treatment centers. This is an interdisciplinary specialization.

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