The Correctional Process - Glossary

The Correctional Process


Recidivism: Commission of a new offence after being convicted of a similar offence.

Security levels: CSC is responsible for 57 institutions, which include minimum security, medium-security, maximum-security and multi-level security facilities.

CORCAN: Special operating agency of CSC mandated to offer vocational training to offenders incarcerated in Canadian correctional institutions. CORCAN employs nearly 4,000 inmates per year in a range of sectors such as manufacturing, construction, textiles and services.