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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Introduction to Corrections
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will be able to understand the corrections system, history, and administration of corrections in our criminal justice system.

Standard 1
The role of corrections in society.

Standard 2
The philosophy of corrections.

Standard 3
A brief history of corrections.

Standard 4
Correction officer’s authority in the United States.

Standard 5
Bill of Rights within corrections.


Strand 2
Students will be able to understand the law and criminal justice system.

Standard 1
Utah law.

Standard 2
General provisions.

Standard 3
Principles of criminal responsibilities.

Standard 4
Classification of criminal offences.

Standard 5
Criminal justice system.


Strand 3
Students will be able to understand sentence proceedings and guidelines.

Standard 1
Pre-trial proceedings.

Standard 2
The courts.

Standard 3
The jury.

Standard 4
Corrections history.

Standard 5
Recidivism

Standard 6
Typical courtroom layout.

Standard 7
Attorneys

Standard 8
Plea bargaining.

Standard 9
Sentencing

Standard 10
Costs of conviction.

Standard 11
Trial process.


Strand 4
Students will be able to understand the corrections system and juvenile justice.

Standard 1
Goals of corrections.

Standard 2
Prison life.

Standard 3
Future trends in corrections.

Standard 4
Prisoner rights.

Standard 5
Rehabilitation

Standard 6
Death penalty.

Standard 7
The juvenile justice system.

Standard 8
Youth corrections.

Standard 9
Certified adult.


Strand 5
Students will be able to understand corrections as an occupation.

Standard 1
Positive and negative aspects.

Standard 2
Job opportunities.

Standard 3
Civilian and Sworn.

Standard 4
Becoming a Corrections Officer.


Strand 6
Students will understand the importance of career readiness skills as it relates to the workplace and outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework – Level 2.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate reliability.

  1. Determine individual time management skills.
  2. Explore what’s ethical in the workplace or school.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of government.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of professional organizations and trade unions.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate responsiveness.

  1. Define the customer.
  2. Recognize benefits of doing a community service project.
  3. Demonstrate social etiquette.
  4. Identify customer expectations.

Standard 3
Understand resiliency.

  1. Discover self-motivation techniques and establish short-term goals.
  2. Select characters of a positive image.
  3. Identify a mentor.

Standard 4
Understand and demonstrate workplace habits.

  1. Participate in a shadowing activity.
  2. Explore workplace ethics: codes of conduct.
  3. Recognize safety issues.
  4. Perform a skill demonstration.
  5. Exercise your right to know.

Standard 5
Understand and develop initiative.

  1. Develop personal financial skills.
  2. Develop a business plan.
  3. Investigate entrepreneurship opportunities.

Standard 6
Understand and demonstrate continuous improvement.

  1. Conduct a worker interview.
  2. Demonstrate evaluation skills.
  3. Examine ethics and values in the workplace.
  4. Develop a working relationship with a mentor.
  5. Construct a job search network.


UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - A Bodell and see the CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA LONGHURST .

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