Corrections (COR)

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 Assessment  (3 Credits)  

The application of assessment for the appraisal of recidivism risk within the field of corrections. A study of the evolution, relevant theories, and empirical principles of risk assessment leads to a focus on the impacts of risk management and risk reduction practices for correctional clients. Topics include key concepts in the practice of assessment and interviewing, the implications of assessment for diverse populations of justice-involved persons, and how assessment informs day-to-day work with persons under community and institutional supervision. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to COR-253, CJP-253.

Requisite courses: Take LAW-1178 (Required, Previous).

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.

Requisite courses: Take CJP-1177 (Required, Previous).

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.

Requisite courses: Take CJP-1160 (Required, Previous).

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-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)

Requisite courses: Take COR-2253 (Required, Previous).