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Courses You Will Take

To earn a certificate in corrections, you must complete all of the following courses:

CJC 102 Introduction to Criminology (3 credit hours)
Examines the legal definitions of criminal and delinquent behavior; typologies of crime and criminals; trends in reported distribution of crime and delinquency within the population; and theoretical explanations.

CJC 230 Introduction to Policing (3 credit hours)
Examination of the development of the police in America in the past, present, and future. Emphasizes institutional context of police activity, bureaucratization of the police, professionalization, role of the police, and police/community change.

CJC 240 Introduction to Corrections (3 credit hours)
Introduction to penology emphasizing the history, philosophy, programs, policies, and problems associated with correctional practice. Topics include probation, prisons, jails, parole, community corrections, and alternative sanctions.

CJC 332 Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice (3 credit hours)
Study of theoretical and practical bases for accurately assessing and responding to crises that are unique to the criminal justice profession.

CJC 340 Institutional Corrections (3 credit hours)
An in-depth inquiry into the function, structure, and operation of American adult and juvenile correctional institutions.

CJC 341 Community Corrections (3 credit hours)
Study of theoretical and practical bases for accurately assessing and responding to crises that are unique to the criminal justice profession.

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David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday. These adjusted summer hours will end August 8.
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
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