Fall 2018 - CRIM 241 D900
Introduction to Corrections (3)
Class Number: 7803
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2740, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 13, 2018
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
An examination of the organization, structure and operation of contemporary Canadian corrections. A consideration of the history and development of provincial and federal correctional systems. The role of sentencing in the correctional process and alternatives to confinement. Discussion of the social organization of correctional institutions, including the inmates, correctional officers, correctional treatment staff and administrators. Parole board decision making and the issues surrounding the re-entry of offenders into the community. Community-based corrections programs and outcomes.
This course will examine the history, development, organization, structure, and operation of corrections in Canada. Topics include: the role of sentencing in the correctional process, the use of alternatives to imprisonment, the social organization of correctional institutions, conditional release, and prisoner re-entry. The correctional system will be examined from a variety of perspectives, including the perspective of offenders, families, communities, line level staff, and administrators.
- Tutorial Presentation 10%
- Tutorial Participation 10%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Final Exam 30%
- Term Paper (5 pages) 20%
1. Griffiths, C. T. & Murdoch, D. J. (2018). Canadian Corrections (5th ed.). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education Ltd. (Please note: there will be a reserve copy in the Fraser Library.) .
2. Additional readings as noted in the syllabus (available online and through the SFU library).
Department Undergraduate Notes:
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