Corrections Specialist Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-CJ-CRCT
Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

The US Criminal Justice system is a complex web of interconnected authorities, facilities, issues and concerns. One of the most important facets of criminal justice is the Corrections System that houses, monitors and reintegrates individuals adults and juveniles under supervision of the law. The criminal laws and penal system that determine corrections requirements, the various stresses on the largest corrections system in the world here in the US as well as the various issues, concerns and considerations for rehabilitating and reintegrating individuals back into society require a fundamental understanding of the entire system in order to successfully take on the roles and responsibilities of professionals working in the Corrections system.

Recognizing the need for skilled professionals that undertake a career in this difficult and complex field, the Corrections Specialist Program takes students through the ins and outs of the US Corrections system and the laws that govern it alongside the individual, political and societal issues that corrections professionals face every day.

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Course Description

The Corrections Specialist Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in a position in a corrections facility and/or provide insight for counselors, attorneys and other legal aides additional information and theory related to the US corrections system. In fact, many legal assistants, law enforcement professionals, court and corrections officials have acquired a background understanding in Correction, Rehabilitation, Parole and basic Policing in order to better inform their positions and every day actions on the job. An increasingly complex field with the growing privatization of correctional facilities and multifaceted discussions on federal sentencing mandates, addiction and other socio-economic issues, a career in Corrections is not only challenging but can be immensely rewarding as well.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

Define terms related to corrections

Assess the purpose, implementation, and effectiveness of corrections

Trace the historical evolution of the correctional system

Examine the organization of corrections

Examine challenges faced by the correctional system

Compare and contrast the differences and similarities of the various clients of a correctional facility

Examine challenges faced by the correctional system

Analyze prison life and the effects it can have on individuals and society

Appraise the legal rights of inmates and the use of capital punishment Analyze the probation and parole process

Analyze the juvenile court and juvenile justice system

Summarize the history and administration of probation and parole

Defend the importance of presentence investigation in the sentencing process

Examine the basic models for administering parole

Analyze the role of rehabilitation in probation and parole

Analyze the role of probation and parole officers

Examine the role of supervision in probation and parole

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