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

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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.