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Corrections

Corrections

Individuals working in the corrections area of the criminal justice field learn how to manage, and hopefully, rehabilitate convicted criminals. The goal of rehabilitation is to enable convicted criminals to return to productive roles in society. Correctional officers usually work in prisons and jails, watching over the inmates and keeping order. Correctional officers may also work in jails overseeing people awaiting trial after being arrested. It might be the responsibility of the correctional officer to keep the peace and prevent the inmates from escaping, attacking guards or other inmates, and various other types of illegal activity that are routinely attempted by inmates of a correctional facility.

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Kaplan University

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • MS in Criminal Justice - Corrections

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San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

Programs:

  • Degree - Criminal Justice: Corrections

Locations: Fresno , Bakersfield , Ontario , More...
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Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice : Corrections

Locations: Hagerstown , Urbandale , Omaha , More...
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Daymar College

We Change Lives...One Person At A Time. ®

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelor Degree

Locations: Clarksville
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Institute of Technology

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

Programs:

  • Criminology and Emergency Response Management

Locations: Clovis
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National Louis University

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago.

Programs:

  • B.A. in Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Administration

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Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations (Hybrid)
  • Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations
  • Associate of Science in Crime Scene Technology

Locations: Clearwater , Jacksonville , Fort Myers , More...
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Saint Joseph's University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

Programs:

  • MS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence and Crime Analysis Track

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Central Penn College

Earn your degree and achieve your career goals at Central Penn College.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice Administration Bachelor Degree

Locations: Summerdale
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Unlike other types of officers and law enforcement, a correctional officer's legal jurisdiction is only within the correctional institution at which they work.

Working for a prison or jail can be tough and dangerous work. The officer is locked in with dangerous inmates, including murderers, rapists, con artists, and thieves, eight or more hours a day. Although prisons take every precaution to protect the employees and keep them beyond the reach of the more dangerous criminals, there are still occasions where the job does require direct contact with the prisoners. Corrections officers have to make rounds, search cells for contraband, and keep a general watchful eye over the prison population. A correctional officer might have nerves of steel and at least a high school education for most entry-level jobs. However, most of the federal prisons and larger penitentiaries may require at least a bachelor's degree in a field that prepares one to counsel, supervise, or provide other assistance to individuals. A military or law enforcement background is usually sufficient to meet the prerequisites to becoming a correctional officer.