Fall 2018 - CRIM 343 D900

Correctional Practice (3)

Class Number: 7946

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SUR 2980, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    CRIM 101. Recommended: CRIM 241.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An in-depth consideration of a range of factors influencing contemporary correctional practice. The fundamental tension between the interests of offenders and the requirements of those managing correctional programs; the context provided by underlying theoretical assumptions about correctional practice and by influences such as public perceptions, politics and the economy.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will examine contemporary correctional practices and challenges in operating and managing prisons, and facilitating offender rehabilitation. Topics include: the historical use of prisons in Canada, theoretical assumptions about corrections, the influence of public perceptions and politics on correctional practices, correctional programming, Aboriginal peoples in prison, offender management, prisoner-correctional officer interactions, the realities and consequences of mass incarceration, conditional release, and prisoner re-entry.

COURSE EVALUATION:   The weekly seminars will include a lecture component (integrating case studies and/or video presentations), occasional guest speakers, and extensive classroom discussions. Students will have the opportunity to attend optional field trips to local correctional institutions

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Term Paper 25%
  • 3x500 word written reflections 15%
  • Media Reflection 5%
  • Seminar Engagement/Participation 25%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

1. Weekly electronic journal article readings are available online through the SFU Library Website.

2. Government reports & newspaper articles are available online.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.  

  • N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
  • ON CAMPUS COURSES ONLY: Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the security box behind the General Office (ASSC 10125), or submitted as per Professor’s instructions for courses taking place at Surrey Campus. The assignment drop-off box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only and the contents are date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will apply (e.g. Library/Campus Security) and the School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted any other way (e.g. slid under office doors). The University does NOT accept assignments by fax. 
  • A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N. 
  • E-mail policy for on campus courses only: The School of Criminology STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of e-mail in lieu of office hour visits. Criminology advises its instructional staff that they are NOT required to respond to student e-mails and that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during scheduled meeting times.
  • The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
  • Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution.  Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS