Corrections in the 21st Century

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Corrections in the 21st Century uses a practical approach to introduce students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, and the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field. The text's central theme throughout is professionalism in corrections. The new edition features enhanced coverage on the goals of punishment, restorative and retributive justice, the impact of terrorism on facility management, prison and sentencing reform, professional credentialing, capital punishment, and much more.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Corrections
Corrections: An Overview
Punishments: A Brief History
Sentencing: To Punish or to Reform?
Community Corrections
Diversion and Probation: How Most Offenders Are Punished
Intermediate Sanctions: Between Probation and Incarceration
Institutional Corrections
Jails: Way Stations Along the Justice Highway
Prisons Today: Change Stations or Warehouses?
Parole: Early Release and Reentry
The Prison World
The Staff World: Managing the Prison Population
The Inmate World: Living Behind Bars
The Legal World: Prisoners' Rights
Special Prison Populations: Prisoners Who Are Elderly, Mentally Challenged, and Who Have HIV/AIDS
Issues in Corrections
Prison Issues and Concerns: Overcrowding, Security, Accreditation, Privatization, and Technology
The Victim: Helping Those in Need
Death: The Ultimate Sanction
Juvenile Corrections: End of an Era?
Professionalism in Corrections
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