Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number:
The course develops students' capacity to develop and evaluate policies and procedures in all parts of the correctional administration arena. Judicial decisions which impact the legal status of the operation of correctional institutions and offender confinement are examined along with practical and operational decisions relating to corrections administration. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Most current editions of the following:
The Effective Corrections Manager: Correctional Supervision for the Future
By Phillips, Richard L., and Charles R. McConnell (Jones and Bartlett Publishing) Recommended
To understand current issues in the supervision and administration of modern corrections organizations.
To understand the legal, practical, political and operational nature of managing corrections organizations
To understand training and policy and the extent the two interact and relate to one another.
To critically analyze trends and issues in hiring, discipline and supervision of corrections personnel.
Identify specific problems, trends and issues in the management of corrections organizations.
Distinguish between line-level supervision and the functions of command staff.
Demonstrate a practical and working knowledge of the hiring and promotional process; disciplinary proceedings and daily supervision of personnel.
Predict, explain, and support likely future developments in corrections management and supervision.
The corrections environment
The nature of corrections supervision
Administrative / staff functions
Personnel hiring process
Training and continuing education
Collective bargaining and correction management
Budgeting annual task
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.