Spring 2023 - CRIM 241 D100
Introduction to Corrections (3)
Class Number: 1993
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 16, 2023
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
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.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
(1) Describe the historical development of corrections in North America, with an emphasis on prisons, and the philosophy
and purpose of corrections in Canada;
(2) Describe and explain the legislative framework of corrections in Canada in the context of division of powers, and the various sentencing options
and their influence in corrections;
(3) Summarize the structure and operations of correctional institutions as well as post-institutional and community-based corrections (i.e., conditional
release processes, alternative measures, probation, parole);
(4) Explain correctional processes, attributes of inmate classification, case management, and treatment and rehabilitation programs (e.g., educational, specialized intervention, prison industry, vocational and programs for specialized offenders);
(5) Identify key groups (i.e., prisoners, staff and administration) in correctional institutions and describe the nature of the relationship between them;
(6) Critically analyze the challenges of managing diverse groups (e.g. high-risk offenders, sex offenders, offenders with mental illnesses, female offenders, and Indigenous offenders);
(7) Identify and discuss contemporary and emergent issues in Canadian corrections, and explain the challenges in developing and implementing evidence-based correctional policies and programs.
- Tutorial Participation 10%
- Tutorial Presentation 10%
- Term Paper 25%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Final Exam 30%
1. Griffiths, C.T. & Murdoch, D.J. (2022). Canadian Corrections (6th). Toronto, ON:
Nelson Education Ltd.
2. Additional audio clips, videos, and written materials will be available online in Canvas
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