2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ& 105 Corrections in America (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Formerly CJ 140

Course Description
A study of the history and ideologies of punishment and corrections, sanctioning and reintegration policies, and practices in the criminal justice system. Survey of programs, issues, and trends, and effects on communities relating to the corrections.

Student Outcomes
Students will analyze the components and processes of the US correctional system.
Students will communicate diverse perspectives and impacts of the correctional system on groups of people through an historical, intersectional, and multicultural lens.
Students will engage with, discuss, and analyze contemporary issues, (e.g. recidivism, capital punishment, privatization of prisons, sustainability), in the US correctional system through an intersectional and multicultural lens.
Students will explore their positionality and biases and how these impact their view of the correctional system.

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