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American Corrections In Brief,9780495808657

American Corrections In Brief

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1st
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9780495808657

ISBN10:
0495808652
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/1/2011
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

A condensed, accessible version of the bestselling corrections book on the market, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF, 1st Edition introduces students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. The brief paperback nature of this book makes it more approachable, and the well-respected author team has added several key pedagogical elements to help ensure students success. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing students with a well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections.

Table of Contents

The Correctional Context
What is Corrections?
The Punishment of Offenders
Corrections In The Community
Jails
Community Corrections
Probation Services
Institutional Corrections
Prisons: Institutional Corrections
The Prison Experience
Prison Management
Prison Staffing
Correctional Issues
Reentry into the Community
Legal Issues and the Death Penalty
Special Populations
The Future of Corrections
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