Nov 29, 2023
CJ 132W - Client Relations in CorrectionsCredits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 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
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
- Assess and analyze the meaning, function, and role of culture in our society.
- Define the meaning and function of culture.
- Identify the personal meaning of culture.
- Define the psychological meaning of culture.
- Understand the purpose culture serves in societies.
- Analyze and understand the conceptual framework of prejudice and discrimination.
- Define the meaning of prejudice and discrimination.
- Identify the social implications of prejudice and discrimination.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological implication of prejudice and discrimination.
- Synthesize the above objectives and demonstrate an understanding of how they impact correctional clients, officers, and institutions.
- Understand the various racial and ethnic minority populations in Michigan and across the United States.
- List the various racial and ethnic groups in our society.
- Differentiate between the various racial and ethnic groups in our society.
- Differentiate between race and ethnicity.
- Identify the social, economical, educational, and cultural differences between these various populations.
- Understand the processes of attitude formation and its social implications.
- Explain how social experiences impact attitude formation.
- Identify how personal experiences impact individual attitude formation.
- Identify self-perceptions of attitudes and how this may affect professional development as a corrections officer.
- Define the concept of affirmative action and the role it plays within the correctional setting.
- Understand the concept of individualism and the impact it has on human relation processes.
- Identify the problems related to offenders that are HIV positive.
- Understand the processes of human relations and the concepts related to maintaining effective human relations.
- Define the meaning of diplomacy and how it relates to the field of corrections.
- Explain the purpose of negotiation and the role that it has in the area of corrections.
- Analyze and understand the importance of proper use of authority in the field of corrections.
- Understand the importance and strategies used to reduce conflict in human relations and corrections.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
- Document attainment of skills learned.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Articulate important ideas.
- Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
- Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
- Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
- Analyze course content in written form.
- Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.
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