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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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Corrections and Community Alternatives (CRJ 215)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

January 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the history and development of corrections; evaluate correctional philosophies and practices; evaluate the impact of corrections on individuals, families, and society; analyze the various types of correctional institutions; and evaluate current issues and challenges in the field of corrections. 


This course provides an introduction to the field of corrections. Students explore the history and development of corrections, including the evolution of correctional philosophies and practices. The course examines the various types of correctional institutions, including jails, prisons, and community corrections programs. Other topics include the impact of corrections on individuals, families, and society, and explore current issues in the field, including the use of technology and evidence-based practices.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice or Public Justice (6/23).