Corrections

In criminal justice, particularly in North America, correction, corrections, and correctional, are umbrella terms describing a variety of functions typically carried out by government agencies, and involving the punishment, treatment, and supervision of persons who have been convicted of crimes. These functions commonly include imprisonment, parole and probation. A typical correctional institution is a prison. A correctional system, also known as a penal system, thus refers to a network of agencies that administer a jurisdiction's prisons and community-based programs like parole and probation boards;. This system is part of the larger criminal justice system, which additionally includes police, prosecution and courts. Jurisdictions throughout Canada and the US have ministries or departments, respectively, of corrections, correctional services, or similarly-named agencies.

"Corrections" is also the name of a field of academic study concerned with the theories, policies, and programs pertaining to the practice of corrections. Its object of study includes personnel training and management as well as the experiences of those on the other side of the fence — the unwilling subjects of the correctional process. Stohr and colleagues (2008) write that "Earlier scholars were more honest, calling what we now call corrections by the name penology, which means the study of punishment for crime."

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Matching Corrections Colleges

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Four or more years; Private for profit; $14,125 average out-state tuition; $14,125 average in-state tuition

University of New Mexico-Main Campus

Four or more years; Public; $20,550 average out-state tuition; $5,961 average in-state tuition

Baker College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $9,360 average out-state tuition; $9,360 average in-state tuition

Southeast Missouri State University

Four or more years; Public; $11,718 average out-state tuition; $6,183 average in-state tuition

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Four or more years; Public; $29,692 average out-state tuition; $18,130 average in-state tuition

Austin Community College District

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $12,540 average out-state tuition; $2,010 average in-state tuition

Joliet Junior College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $11,100 average out-state tuition; $10,410 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Corrections Majors

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Drinko Criminal Justice Scholarship

Keystone College

Up to $4,000 Varies See Details
 

Drinko Criminal Justice Scholarship

Keystone College

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Up to $4,000

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Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$3,290 Varies See Details
 

Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$3,290

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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$2,000

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Criminal Justice Department Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Criminal Justice Department Scholarship - Waynesburg College

Waynesburg University

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$2,000

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NC Sheriffs Association Criminal Justice Scholarship

East Carolina University

$2,000 January 15, 2021 See Details
 

NC Sheriffs Association Criminal Justice Scholarship

East Carolina University

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$2,000

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January 15, 2021
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Benny McReynolds Memorial Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$2,000 February 15, 2021 See Details
 

Benny McReynolds Memorial Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

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$2,000

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February 15, 2021
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Daniel C. Duyst Memorial Scholarship

Calvin College

$1,700 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Daniel C. Duyst Memorial Scholarship

Calvin College

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$1,700

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February 01, 2021
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Greater Milwaukee Foundation - New Berlin VFD Scholarship

Waukesha County Technical College

$1,025 October 31, 2020 See Details
 

Greater Milwaukee Foundation - New Berlin VFD Scholarship

Waukesha County Technical College

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$1,025

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October 31, 2020
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William Burns Memorial Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

William Burns Memorial Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

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$1,000

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Walt Risler Scholarship

Indiana University, South Bend

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Walt Risler Scholarship

Indiana University, South Bend

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$1,000

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