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cor·rec·tions

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrections, department of correctionsnoun

    the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders

    "for a career in corrections turn to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections"

  2. correctionsnoun

    the social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole

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  1. corrections

    Corrections generally refer to changes made to fix or rectify errors, mistakes, inaccuracies or misconduct. In a legal context, it can refer to the system of penalizing individuals who have committed crimes, involving imprisonment, probation, and rehabilitation programs. The term is versatile and can be used in several different contexts such as in writing, computer programming, mathematics, sciences, and more.

Wikidata

  1. 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 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."

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. corrections

    Reductions of observations of the sun, moon, or stars.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corrections in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corrections in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of corrections in a Sentence

  1. Acting Director Tony Pham:

    If there is any truth to these allegations, it is my commitment to make the corrections necessary to ensure we continue to prioritize the health, welfare and safety of ICE detainees.

  2. The ACLU:

    Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said in the statement.Prisoners' rights to read, write, speak, practice their religion, and communicate with the outside world are often curtailed far beyond what is necessary for institutional security.

  3. Linn Huang:

    Chromebook from the gate has been that just-good-enough for your grandma device, they are still leaps and bounds behind, but this year and next year Google will make massive corrections to close the gap.

  4. Larry Wilder:

    The events of October 23rd were the result of the unforeseeable criminal actions of a rogue corrections officer. The individual in question chose to abandon his training, ethics and morals and made the unilateral decision to mortgage his career and future by allowing inmates access to the jail keys.

  5. Megan McCracken:

    The Oklahoma Department of Corrections can't get it right.

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