Welcome to the Course Hub for Corrections


This course hub website contains OER/ZTC (Open Educational Resources/Zero Textbook Cost) resources for faculty teaching Corrections (CRJ 202) at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). These resources are freely available for use by BMCC faculty and beyond.

This work was created by Shenique Davis, as part of the BMCC Open Education Initiative, which is co-led by the A. Philip Randolph Library and the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CETLS). The BMCC Open Education Initiative is supported by the CUNY Office of Library Services (OLS) and funded by the New York State Department of Education.

This course hub is designed to provide faculty with historical and contemporary multi-media resources to support the development of relevant course content. Faculty are encouraged to adopt and adapt materials as they best see fit, as the featured works and lists are not exhaustive.

The recommended resources align with the BMCC Criminal Justice Program course description for CRJ 202, in that they work to highlight the social forces (political, religious, economic, and technological) that shape punishment; survey common theories (deterrence, retribution, rehabilitation, incapacitation, and restoration); examine how theory relates to policy; and, take a critical approach to correctional systems and policies by considering disparities and structural inequalities.

Feel free to send any questions, comments, or recommendations for suggested material to Professor Shenique S. Davis at shdavis@bmcc.cuny.edu, or contact us at this site page.