Program Dates: Thurs., Jan. 3; Fri., Jan. 4; Mon., Jan. 7; Tues., Jan. 8; Thurs., Jan. 10; Fri., Jan. 11.
Course: CRJU 423: Correctional Environments
Tuition Cost: $846.00
Bus Fee: $300
Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in CRJU 101, CRJU 110, and CRJU 303, and consent of instructor.
An introduction to American penology through six all-day field trips to city, county, state, and federal correctional facilities. Includes observations of juvenile court proceedings and visits to county juvenile halls, a juvenile treatment facility, and a state youthful offender institution. Letter grade only (A-F) Full-day field trips are required. Course fee may be required. Not open for credit to students with credit in CRIM 369. Special start dates and end dates apply.
The prerequisites for the course are CRJU 101, 110 and 303.
I am currently taking names for the January 2019 course, which has 10 open seats at this time. To add your name to the list, please do the following:
1) Provide me with your name, cell phone number, student ID, email, date of birth, California driver’s license number, and social security number. This information will be used for background clearance at the institutions we visit. You must submit this information about 2 months prior to our facility visits. (You can bring this info to my office or class, or leave in my secure mailbox. I will shred info after I add it to the password protected list)
2) Pay the additional transportation fee at the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) once they have established an account, approximately 2 months before the first day of class (November 1 for winter session, March 1 for spring session). The fee is approximately $300. Once I have your background information and confirmation you have paid the supplemental transportation fee, I will issue you a permit to enroll in the course.
3) Register for the class electronically, and pay fees to the university for enrollment in the 3 unit course.
4) Complete a large packet of paperwork including university forms and multiple background clearance forms from a variety of criminal justice agencies and facilities. The forms and instructions will be provided to you later in the process. The forms must be completed in full, signed, and submitted 6-8 weeks prior to the start of class, and additional forms may be required up to and throughout the course.
Just before the start of the course, I will send some important information to all registered students via email. This will include the following important reminders:
1) The course meets 8am-5pm on 6 days during the winter/summer intersession. For the January 2019 class, dates are: Thurs., Jan. 3; Fri., Jan. 4; Mon., Jan. 7; Tues., Jan. 8; Thurs., Jan. 10; Fri., Jan. 11. Specific dates for May class are TBD but will include 6 dates during May intersession, which runs May 20-June 7.
2) Since the class involves tours of correctional facilities, you MUST be on time. The bus will leave CSULB as scheduled each day, and late-comers can either drive their own vehicle and try to meet the bus at the first facility or (more likely) will miss the entire day.
3) Make sure you conform with the dress code information that will be provided for each institution (specific details forthcoming). In general, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress professionally: no dresses, skirts, tank tops, shorts, flip flops, spiked heels, sports jerseys, sweatshirts, hoodies, or excessive cleavage/makeup. Some institutions have restrictions on specific clothing types (e.g. no jeans) or colors (e.g. no blue, khaki, or grey), but this will be clarified before the start of the class. The safest attire is: black pants, white shirt, black cardigan sweater. You will only be allowed to bring your ID into many institutions, so plan accordingly.
4) You must also be prepared to comply with various institutional rules, which may include avoiding bathroom use for up to 3-4 hours during tours of high security facilities. This provision may be required because using the bathroom is a “red flag” for contraband smuggling (i.e. some visitors hide drugs in their rectum) and thus, bathroom use inside secure facilities could result in cancellation of our tour. However, we usually have a bathroom on our bus, and I will advise you throughout the course about access to bathrooms that will not jeopardize our visits.