Get a comprehensive overview of the field of corrections. Explore agencies, practices and polices relevant to prisons, jails, probation and parole. Examine both historic and contemporary punishment policies in the United States; sentencing structures; socio-political and economic conditions that influence disparate sentencing and confinement; facility designs and how they correlate with inmate management philosophies; the legal aspects of the care, custody and control of inmates; the constitutional rights and civil liberties of inmates; security operations; and inmate treatment services.