Corrections (COR)

COR-1152  Fundamentals of Corrections  (3 Credits)  

This course examines correctional systems in Canada. It covers the history of corrections, the role of corrections in contemporary society, and the interrelationships between the various components (including community corrections and correctional institutions). Correctional treatment and aftercare are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the formal and informal relationships that exist in correctional organizations, including the roles of both staff and inmates.

Instruction (2)

Equivalent to COR-152, COR-150, CJP-150.

COR-1153  Career Development Strategies  (1.5 Credits)  

In this course, students will assess their backgrounds and skills and prepare professional resumes and cover letters. In addition, they will be exposed to the styles of interviewing used in Justice professions, and begin the development of their Employment Portfolio.

Instruction (1)

Equivalent to CJP-1177, CJP-1188, COR-153.

COR-1154  Suicide Prevention  (1.5 Credits)  

This interactive course meets professional training requirements by helping participants recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Learners will be sensitized to their own attitudes towards suicide and identify the intervention needs of a person at risk. They will develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups.

Instruction (1)

Equivalent to COR-154.

COR-1180  Youth in the Justice System  (3 Credits)  

This course explores the complex relationship between family and social conditions and antisocial behaviour in young people. Included are: developmental theories and the role of modeling; risk and protective factors for criminal behaviour; an analysis of specific behaviours including gang membership, substance abuse, prostitution, and violent crime; and the importance of prevention and early intervention. Statistical trends and patterns, and the role of media are discussed. The evolution of Canadian law leading up to the Youth Criminal Justice Act as a response to crime by young people is examined. Specific sections of the Youth Criminal Justice Act will be addressed. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-180.

COR-2253  Correctional Classification  (3 Credits)  

This course addresses the central process of correctional classification, which involves assigning housing, programs and the level of supervision required by offenders. The implications of classification for case management, security and control, and the management of risk are included. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-253, CJP-253.

COR-2262  Drugs in Corrections  (3 Credits)  

Drug recognition and the physiological effects of drugs and alcohol, identification of symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal are studied. Identification and offender management practices related to drug strategies are reviewed. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-262, CJP-262.

COR-2277  Corrections Administration  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of public and private sector organizations with particular focus on the administration of correctional structures and agencies. Topics include defining administration, its principle functions and theoretical underpinnings. Considers the role of various levels of correctional administration in planning, decision making, change management, legislative influences and human resource management as well as how these various functions and influences contribute to effective and efficient organizational functioning.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-277, CJP-277.

COR-2279  Correctional Casework and Counselling  (3 Credits)  

This course is an examination of the principles, ethics, and values associated with effective casework processes in corrections. Case studies are employed to give students direct and practical experience in the casework processes used in correctional organizations and agencies. An overview of counselling techniques employed within corrections and young offenders is included.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-279, CJP-279.

COR-2287  Crisis Resolution  (3 Credits)  

Upon completing this course, learners will recognize that crises are turning points in offenders' lives which involve both threats and opportunities. Included in the course content are a brief overview of key areas of offender victimology, the non-violent de-escalation of crises, and the process of validation and importance of relationships in terms of facilitating personal change in offenders. Learners will learn how to assist offenders in the management of their behaviour and emotions and will apply the steps of resolution-based crisis intervention in real-life role-play situations.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-287, CJP-2287.

COR-2290  Correctional Practices  (3 Credits)  

The application of specific practices of correctional professionals and accompanying reports required. A practical course dealing with the daily job functions common to both Federal and Provincial corrections. Techniques for searching facilities and inmates, application of restraints, appropriate use of force models, avoiding manipulation by offenders, and writing a variety of reports required by institutional services and community corrections. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-290, COR-2295.

Requisite courses: Take ENG-1175 (Required, Previous).

COR-2295  Correctional Case Work and Practices  (3 Credits)  

This course is an examination of the principles, ethics, and values associated with effective casework processes in corrections and the application of specific practices of correctional professionals. A practical course dealing with the daily job functions common to both Federal and Provincial corrections. Case studies are employed to give students direct and practical experience in the casework, parole hearings, and community based program processes used in correctional organizations and agencies. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-2290, COR-290.