Oct 05, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

CRMJ 2365 - Constitutional Rights of Prisoners

Credit hours: 3

Course Description:
This course is an analysis of prisoners’ rights in light of new Supreme Court decisions. An explanation of proper procedures recently developed to comply with these decisions for the protection of the agency and the individual correctional officers is discussed.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the possible pathways through the judicial system
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between the legitimate use of force and the excessive use of force to maintain prison discipline.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the policies and procedures regarding inmate visitation and communication, either in person, via telephone, in writing, or via the Internet.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the disciplinary procedures used for an institutional infraction and the possible punishment for the infraction.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of a prisoner’s rights to religious, legal, and medical services.