9780495553236

American Corrections

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495553236

  • ISBN10:

    0495553239

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/3/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Take a look at the American corrections system from the perspective of the corrections worker and the offender in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Eighth Edition. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the textbook covers both institutional and community sanctions in a balanced way. High-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines dramatize real-life situations. You'll explore topics such as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, surveillance, and careers in corrections.

Table of Contents

The Correctional Context
The Corrections System
The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice
The History of Corrections in America
The Punishment of Offenders
The Law of Corrections
The Correctional Client
Correctional Practices
Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration
Probation
Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections
Incarceration
The Prison Experience
Incarceration of Women
Institutional Management
Institutional Programs
Release from Incarceration
Making It: Supervision in the Community
Corrections for Juvenile Offenders
Correctional Issues and Perspectives
Incarceration Trends
Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections
The Death Penalty
Surveillance and Control in the Community
Community Justice
American Corrections: Looking Forward
Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow
Glossary
Index
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