Contemporary Correctional Theory and Practice

Code: SECU8000

Course description

To effectively deal with complex correctional populations, students require a grounding in the theory and research that informs contemporary correctional practice. The face of corrections has been changing over the past decade years and involves more offenders with complex needs, shorter stays in institutions, increased emphasis on rehabilitation and behaviour change, and an increased focus on ethical and professional conduct by staff. Contemporary correctional theory and research are based on the principles of restorative justice, risk, need and responsivity, as well as practices that emphasize behaviour change, reintegration, dynamic supervision, leadership and ethics. This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and background to understand how these concepts apply in general and to complex populations.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022. Fall 2022 registration opens July 4, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery