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PSYC2405 Correctional Psychology

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: PSYC2405

Credits: 3

Term: Fall

About the Course:

Correctional psychology refers to the application of psychological research and theory to the field of corrections. This course will consider theory and research relevant to the following areas: perceptions of offenses and offenders, offender treatment and recidivism, and the responsibilities and occupational challenges facing correctional officers. This course will explore social judgment and decision-making within corrections in the context of interrogations, plea negotiations, sentencing, and parole. Students will also examine the efficacy of a restorative justice approach to correctional issues, including initiatives focused on improving the functionality of prisons, repairing the victim-offender relationship, and decreasing recidivism. Prerequisite: PSYC1001. Meets the requirement for Psychology and Social Science elective.

Course offered: Fall of even numbered years.

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