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American Corrections

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780534521479

ISBN10:
0534521479
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/2/1999
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Providing an excellent foundation for the beginning corrections student in any department, this book provides a comprehensive look at all areas of the corrections system: institutional and alternative sanctions, prison life, correctional management and law, and corrections trends. Balanced in its treatment of institutional as well as alternative sanctions, this book offers a fresh and revealing look at the system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Correctional Context 3(139)
The Corrections System
4(19)
The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice
23(12)
The History of Corrections in America
35(19)
The Punishment of Offenders
54(29)
The Law of Corrections
83(27)
The Correctional Client
110(29)
Part 2 Correctional Practices 139(280)
Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration
140(26)
Probation
166(31)
Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections
197(26)
Incarceration
223(23)
The Prison Experience
246(21)
Incarceration of Women
267(22)
Institutional Management
289(27)
Institutional Programs
316(27)
Release from Incarceration
343(20)
Making It: Supervision in the Community
363(30)
Corrections for Juveniles
393(26)
Part 3 Correctional Issues and Perspectives 419(78)
Incarceration Trends
420(16)
Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections
436(14)
The Death Penalty
450(21)
Surveillance and Control in the Community
471(12)
Community Justice
483(14)
Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow 497(7)
Appendix: Career Opportunities in Corrections 504(5)
Glossary 509(8)
Index 517(18)
Photo Credits 535


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