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CJ 132W - Client Relations in Corrections

Credits: 3
Develops an awareness of the effects of culture and discrimination on the attitude formation of individuals, to assist in identifying various professional responses to human behavior.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 2
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Assess and analyze the meaning, function, and role of culture in our society.
    1. Define the meaning and function of culture.
    2. Identify the personal meaning of culture.
    3. Define the psychological meaning of culture.
    4. Understand the purpose culture serves in societies.
  2. Analyze and understand the conceptual framework of prejudice and discrimination.
    1. Define the meaning of prejudice and discrimination.
    2. Identify the social implications of prejudice and discrimination.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological implication of prejudice and discrimination.
    4. Synthesize the above objectives and demonstrate an understanding of how they impact correctional clients, officers, and institutions.
  3. Understand the various racial and ethnic minority populations in Michigan and across the United States.
    1. List the various racial and ethnic groups in our society.
    2. Differentiate between the various racial and ethnic groups in our society.
    3. Differentiate between race and ethnicity.
    4. Identify the social, economical, educational, and cultural differences between these various populations.
  4. Understand the processes of attitude formation and its social implications.
    1. Explain how social experiences impact attitude formation.
    2. Identify how personal experiences impact individual attitude formation.
    3. Identify self-perceptions of attitudes and how this may affect professional development as a corrections officer.
    4. Define the concept of affirmative action and the role it plays within the correctional setting.
    5. Understand the concept of individualism and the impact it has on human relation processes.
    6. Identify the problems related to offenders that are HIV positive.
  5. Understand the processes of human relations and the concepts related to maintaining effective human relations.
    1. Define the meaning of diplomacy and how it relates to the field of corrections.
    2. Explain the purpose of negotiation and the role that it has in the area of corrections.
    3. Analyze and understand the importance of proper use of authority in the field of corrections.
    4. Understand the importance and strategies used to reduce conflict in human relations and corrections.
  6. Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
    1. Document attainment of skills learned.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.
  7. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
    1. Articulate important ideas.
    2. Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
    3. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
    4. Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.
  8. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
    1. Analyze course content in written form.
    2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.

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