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    Mar 26, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRIM 109 - Corrections Law

Number of Credits: 3
Corrections Law is a study of the rights of prisoners and the major cases pertaining thereto. Topics covered include the use of force, visitation, freedom of association and religion, disciplinary due process, and the rights to rehabilitation, medical care, and legal services. Special attention will be paid to the criminal and civil liabilities attached to correctional officials. Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): CRIM 102 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify the limits on the use of force in a correctional setting.
  2. Identify and discuss a prisoner’s rights as they relate to visitation, association, mail, telephone use, isolated confinement, religion, legal services, disciplinary due process, parole, rehabilitation, medical care and life.
  3. Identify and discuss the civil and criminal liabilities attached to the violation of prisoner rights.
  4. Compare and contrast the rights of prisoners in America with those in other countries.

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