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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|
|Prisons: Institutional Corrections|
|The Prison Experience|
|Reentry into the Community|
|Legal Issues and the Death Penalty|
|The Future of Corrections|
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