AJ 135: Control and Supervision in Corrections

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Winter 2021
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

Supervision of inmates in the local, state, and federal correctional institutions. Emphasis on the role of the offender and the correctional worker on a continuum from institutional living through crisis situations. Included are inmate subculture, violence and effects of crowding along with coping techniques for correctional officers. Causes and effects of abusive tactics. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • identify and describe the roles of the correctional worker in inmate supervision
  • describe and evaluate issues in daily prison management
  • identify and evaluate control techniques in crisis situations
  • analyze the effects of violence and crowding on inmates/staff and inmate and staff relations

Major Course Content

  1. Making a difference
  2. History and Evolution of Corrections and Its Role in the Criminal Justice System
  3. "Corrections 101" - The Basics: Terminology, Qualifications, Types of Careers in Corrections, Unions, and What to Expect
  4. Corrections and the Law
  5. Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Professionalism
  6. Communication
  7. Officer Safety
  8. Use of Force
  9. Booking, Reception, and Intake
  10. Risk Assessments and Classification
  11. Supervision and Discipline of Offenders
  12. Offender Searches
  13. Cell Searches and Inspections
  14. Transports: Courtroom and Community Security
  15. Food Service, Maintenance, and Clerical Services
  16. Offender Programs: Education, Correctional Industries, Work Programs, Religious Programs, and Visitation
  17. Security and Emergency Planning
  18. Medical Issues
  19. Mental Health Issues and Suicide Prevention
  20. Juvenile Issues
  21. Release and Reentry
  22. Public Relations and Citizen Involvement
  23. Thriving and Surviving in Corrections

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Research California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website regarding current issues and Operations Manual

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Prepare a five to seven page research paper in APA format regarding street gangs
Prepare a media presentation of the research project findings

Examples of Outside Assignments

Conduct research regarding street gangs and the relationship between gangs in the institutional setting
Read text material
Complete Extra Credit assignments
Study for quizzes and exams

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture