Criminal Justice - Corrections Program
WITC instructors prepare students for successful employment in the criminal
Using Verbal Judo program skills developed by Doc Thompson, students have an
opportunity to practice interactive skills that encourage voluntary compliance,
enhance professionalism and prevent verbal attacks from escalating. Video
taping sessions give students an opportunity to practice, analyze and improve
their tactical communication skills.
Students learn appropriate use of handcuffs and take-downs. Mock
offender situations are created to allow students the opportunity to finger
print, conduct pat searches, complete an inventory of property and complete the
Scenario training helps students to anticipate a variety of reactions that
might occur when working in a correctional facility. Field trips to local
jails allow students to observe techniques currently used by correctional
The study of crime and how society reacts to criminal offenses help prepare
students for the real world of employment. Learning about crime and
it's causes helps criminal justice professionals stop crime as well as
Reviewing court documents and attending criminal court sessions give students
the opportunity to see courts in action. In addition, students study
correctional law as it applies to the job duties of correctional staff.
Correctional law informs students about litigation to help protect themselves
and their employer from legal action.
Criminal Justice - Corrections instructors
are willing to answer your questions about how WITC prepares students to enter
the job market.