Correctional Services

Correctional Services

  • Clusters: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Pathways: Correction Services
  • Courses: Correctional Services
  • Grade range: 10, 11, 12
  • Release date: 12-13-2017
  • Tags: Rules of Conduct, Employee Conduct, Professionalism, Ethics, Safety Tactics, Pressure Point, Self-Defense, Law, Public Safety, Corrections, Security, Prison, Emergency Procedures, Emergency Plans, Correctional Facility, TDJC, Corrections Services, Emergency and Fire Management, Security and Protective Services, Law Enforcement Services, Legal Services, Constitutional Law, Interrogation, Inmate Search, Hostage Situation, Cell Search, Safety, Operations, Correctional Facilities, Inmates, Parole, Disabled, Disability, Corrections Officer, Accommodating Disabilities, Current Issues, Incarceration, Jail, Correctional Services, Future Issues, Infectious Disease, Treatment, Death, Emerging Diseases, Communication, Correctional Officer, Municipal, County, Federal, State, CPR, Hazardous Materials, Workplace Safety, Recommended Prerequisites Principles of Law

Description

In Correctional Services, students prepare for certification required for employment as a municipal, county, state, or federal correctional officer. Students will learn the role and responsibilities of a county or municipal correctional officer; discuss relevant rules, regulations, and laws of municipal, county, state, or federal facilities; and discuss defensive tactics, restraint techniques, and first aid procedures as used in the municipal, county, state, or federal correctional setting. Students will analyze rehabilitation and alternatives to institutionalization for inmates.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.

Resources

Scope and Sequence

Resource ID: 19450 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015 Correctional Services course scope and sequence within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.

Unit 1: Professional Standards and Employability Skills

Resource ID: 13332 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the rules of conduct for employees in correctional facilities. Students will have the opportunity to assess and analyze various scenarios to determine the proper conduct in the given situation. 
Resource ID: 13334 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Regardless of the field, each organization has some standards by which it operates and expects its employees to follow.  The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is no different.  Professionalism and ethics play a key role in an employee’s success within the agency. Without them, you may find yourself “behind closed bars.”
Resource ID: 13341 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn and practice verbal communication skills necessary for municipal, county, state, or federal correctional officers.
Resource ID: 13362 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the history of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Knowing the history is important for establishing where the system began, and the struggles it has overcome to become the agency it is today.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 2: The History of Correctional Services

Resource ID: 13362 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the history of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Knowing the history is important for establishing where the system began, and the struggles it has overcome to become the agency it is today.
Resource ID: 13372 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students examine the history of corrections in Texas and the United States, explore the impact of the United States legal system on the correctional system and differentiate between the civil and criminal justice systems and explain how change impacts correctional services.
Resource ID: 13391 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will understand the current issues in Correctional Facilities so they can become effective correctional officers.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 3: Health and Safety

Resource ID: 13343 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a correctional facility, which is a major first aid safety procedure.
Resource ID: 13345 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about various infections and prevention measures and treatments. Students will be expected to identify various infections based on the symptoms in different scenarios.
Resource ID: 13372 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students examine the history of corrections in Texas and the United States, explore the impact of the United States legal system on the correctional system and differentiate between the civil and criminal justice systems and explain how change impacts correctional services.
Resource ID: 13348 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson, provides students the opportunity to learn about the special requirements for handling hazardous materials to maintain a safe working environment.
Resource ID: 13332 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the rules of conduct for employees in correctional facilities. Students will have the opportunity to assess and analyze various scenarios to determine the proper conduct in the given situation. 

Unit 4: Constitutional Laws and Laws of Correctional Systems

Resource ID: 13368 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students focus on constitutional law to examine protocols outlined by the 14th Amendment, summarize 5th Amendment rights, and examine trial, jury and due process rights.
Resource ID: 13391 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will understand the current issues in Correctional Facilities so they can become effective correctional officers.
Resource ID: 13378 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the interrogation procedures. For law enforcement agents in all fields (police, court, and corrections) it is important to understand the rights of the prisoners and how to conduct interrogations while protecting those rights.
Resource ID: 13365 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore the differences between the criminal and civil justice systems and how changes in those systems impact the correctional system.

Unit 5: Individuals with Disabilities

Resource ID: 13388 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will participate in a role-playing activity in which they will assume the role of a corrections officer dealing with a disabled patient.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 6: Conflict Resolution and Responsibilities in Correctional Environments

Resource ID: 13394 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Correctional administrators face challenges involving staff, use of technology, and health care costs. These challenges have implications for the future of corrections. It is essential that correctional officers understand these issues and the implications. In this lesson, students will discuss these future issues and implications. Students will also complete an activity in which they will research and develop a recruitment campaign for employees in a local correctional services operation. 
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 7: Managing Operations and Hostile Situations

Resource ID: 13380 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will analyze the safety procedures that take place in various tasks at a correctional facility including cell and inmate searches.  
Resource ID: 13351 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore the concept of self defense using pressure points. Students will have the opportunity to practice these methods with teacher's supervision.
Resource ID: 13394 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Correctional administrators face challenges involving staff, use of technology, and health care costs. These challenges have implications for the future of corrections. It is essential that correctional officers understand these issues and the implications. In this lesson, students will discuss these future issues and implications. Students will also complete an activity in which they will research and develop a recruitment campaign for employees in a local correctional services operation. 
Resource ID: 13357 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the various components of prison emergency plans and procedures. They will have the opportunity to create a floor plan for a prison and determine an emergency plan for that floor plan for various scenarios.
Resource ID: 13383 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about the daily operations of a correctional facility through independent projects, group presentations, and discussions.

Unit 8: Human Behavior and Relations

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 9: Protocols, Procedures, and Security

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 10: Prisoner Intake and Courtroom Procedures

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 11: Emergency Situations

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 12: Force and Self-Defense

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.