Lifespan Development and Complex Populations in Corrections

Code: SOCS8040

Course description

The behaviour and experience of all individuals occurs within a trajectory of development across the lifespan. This course will analyze the nature of various overlapping periods of the life cycle and how they may help us understand the complexity offender needs at a deeper level. Topics include a discussion of developmental periods and transitions between periods, focusing on: youth; early adulthood; having a family; middle age; and older age. The implications of the various periods for physical and mental health will also be examined. Students will apply the theory and research about these stages to complex populations, expanding their understanding of complexity within the correctional environment and identifying suitable management and intervention options.

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.