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Overview of Correction Facilities - Chapter Summary
Get an overview of different types of correction facilities with this series of criminal justice lessons. As you work through the chapter, you'll examine the history, characteristics and purposes of jails, prisons, juvenile detention centers and more. Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you solidify your understanding of these correction facility concepts. The chapter concludes with a comprehensive exam, and if you have any questions about the material, simply submit them to our instructors online. The chapter is also available at any time of day or night, which enables you to study whenever you have spare time. Reviewing this chapter will help you:
- Understand the role of jails in the U.S.
- Recognize the characteristics of prisons
- Differentiate between men's and women's prisons
- Explain the purpose of juvenile detention centers
- Evaluate statistics pertaining to halfway houses
1. Jails in the U.S.: Role & Administrative Issues
Jails are one means of incarceration used in the U.S. criminal justice system. This lesson explains the role of jails, the difference between jails and prisons, and some challenges jail administrators face.
2. Prisons: History, Characteristics & Purpose
Today's prisons bear little resemblance to those of years past. This lesson outlines the historical development of United States' prisons and explains the main characteristics and purposes of American prisons.
3. Differences Between Men's & Women's Prisons
In the United States, most prison inmates are male. For that reason, there are more men's prisons than women's prisons and more services geared toward male inmates. This lesson explains the main differences between men's and women's prisons.
4. What Is a Halfway House? - Definition, Rules & Statistics
This lesson will provide the definition of a halfway house. The lesson will also discuss the rules and statistics about halfway houses. There will be a quiz following the lesson.
5. Juvenile Detention Center: Purpose & Characteristics
Approximately 70,000 juveniles every day are removed from their homes after committing criminal offenses, many of them ending up in juvenile detention centers. This lesson will review the purpose and characteristics of those centers.
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Other chapters within the Criminal Justice Overview course
- Law Enforcement & Police Activity
- Court Proceedings Overview
- Basic Theories of Crime
- Types of Courts
- Types of Crime Overview
- Agencies & Offices of the Department of Justice
- Criminal Sentencing
- History of Police Brutality in America
- Laws Related to Family, Marriage & Children
- Prisons in the United States
- American Law Enforcement Agencies
- Police Roles & Policies
- Criminal Sanctions Used in Criminology
- Basic Law in Criminal Justice
- Warrants in Criminal Justice
- Introduction to Criminology
- Crime Categories & Characteristics
- Theories of Criminal Behavior
- Victims of Crime: Consequences & Impact
- Types of Homicide