Course Description for Prisons and Jails
Prisons and Jails
Description: The purpose of this course is to expose students to a variety of perspectives about the functions of the largest and most expensive component of the United States criminal justice system â€“ prisons and jails. This course will examine the philosophical, technological, and managerial influences on contemporary criminal justice institutions. This course will also address the growth in the number of inmates and number of institutions, the expense of operating a correctional system, challenges faced by correctional staff, and the incarceration experience of inmates.