Survey of substantive and procedural correctional law (including sentencing, probation, parole, imprisonment, fines and restitutions, and prisoner’s rights). Students will analyze the complex legal issues concerning American corrections.
The Local Correctional Academy is a Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) approved 160-hour training program for correctional personnel supervising inmates in county jails. The program will focus on achieving the skills necessary to maintain the safety and security of the correctional institution. Primary topics include intake procedures, correctional law, cultural diversity, custody and security, subject control, ethics, fire safety, interpersonal communication, prisoner behavior, report writing, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, stress management, suicide awareness, and first aid. Lab Fee
This course is designed to expound on the information and skills that were developed in Physical Training 1. The course content includes fitness and wellness concepts to provide a healthy lifestyle. Students will participate in a variety of activities designed to improve the cardiovascular system, muscular strength, and flexibility. At the conclusion of Physical Training 2, the student will be required to pass the Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) physical fitness exit standard.
A study of the basic knowledge and skills required for a police officer to safely, effectively, and ethically carry out the patrol function of a law enforcement agency.
An analysis of the correctional client. Specific attention will be directed to the comparison of normal and criminal behaviors; etiologies of delinquent and criminal offenders; identification of mentally disordered, substance and sexual abusers, and predatory and property offenders. Correctional institutional and community-based intervention strategies, referral agencies, and treatment programs will be identified and evaluated.
The Local Correctional Re-Entry Academy is a Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) approved 96-hour core training program for candidates eligible for waiver of mandatory training requirements as outlined in the MSCTC Recognition of Prior Training and Experience policy. Core training will focus on achieving the skills necessary to maintain the safety and security of the correctional institution. Primary topics include intake procedures, correctional law, custody and security, fire safety, interpersonal communication, prisoner behavior, suicide awareness, and stress management. Lab Fee
A study of social and psychological factors and processes in criminal behavior, including the social concepts of culture, socialization, attitude formation, personal and group alienation, discrimination, and affirmative action programs. Specific attention will be directed to the effect of these social concepts on race and ethnic groups and various methods by which correctional officers may promote diplomacy and conflict resolution. Topics, both directly and indirectly, related to effective client relations (such as stress management, health and wellness, effective communication strategies, professional behavioral standards, and effective and objective documentation) will also be explored.
This course will provide instruction in the techniques of discovering, collecting, recording, processing, and preserving evidence. Included will be instruction on evidentiary considerations in the investigative functions, preliminary investigation techniques, witness interviewing, death investigation, suspect identification procedures, crime scene research, recording the crime scene, collection and preservation of evidence, fingerprinting, child abuse and sexual assault investigation, narcotics investigation, utilizing informants, surveillance techniques, and special tactical operations. Lab Fee
The study of substantive criminal law as a means of defining and preserving social order. Sources of criminal law; classification crimes against persons, property, and public welfare; principles of criminal liability; elements necessary to establish crime and criminal intent; specific crimes and defenses; and constitutional limitations are examined.
The legal and philosophical basis of the juvenile justice process, the measurement of crime and delinquency, theories of crime and delinquency causation, principle and legal issues pertaining to processing delinquents, (as well as control and preventive measures) are examined.