This course is designed for students majoring or exploring the field of criminal justice. This course provides an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of corrections. It examines the purposes of correctional punishment throughout history and highlights the many subcomponents of modern-day corrections. We will focus on issues facing the correctional enterprise today and gain an appreciation for contemporary real-world correctional practice. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the concepts, which is a skill that should be beneficial in criminal justice careers. Students will also be able to review the career opportunities available in the progressive field of corrections.