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Corrections in the 21st Centuryuses 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 fifth edition offers an enhanced the theme of evidence-based corrections as a way of measuring the effectiveness of corrections policies and practices. Utilizing the latest data, up-to-the-minute news, and cutting-edge technological developments, students learn to be an effective and ethical corrections professional in today's interdependent world.
Table of Contents
Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS
Chapter 1: Corrections: An Overview
Chapter 2: Punishments: A Brief History
Chapter 3: Sentencing: To Punish or to Reform?
Part 2: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
Chapter 4: Diversion and Probation: How Most Offenders Are Punished
Chapter 5: Intermediate Sanctions: Between Probation and Incarceration
Part 3: INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS
Chapter 6: Jails: Way Stations Along the Justice Highway
Chapter 7: Prisons Today: Change Stations or Warehouses?
Chapter 8: Parole: Early Release and Reentry
Part 4: THE PRISON WORLD
Chapter 9: The Staff World: Managing the Prison Population
Chapter 10: The Inmate World: Living Behind Bars
Chapter 11: The Legal World: Prisoners' Rights
Chapter 12: Special Prison Populations: Prisoners Who Are Elderly, Mentally Challenged, and Who Have HIV/AIDS
Part 5: ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS
Chapter 13: Prison Issues and Concerns: Overcrowding, Security, Accreditation, Privatization, and Technology
Chapter 14: The Victim: Helping Those in Need
Chapter 15: Death: The Ultimate Sanction
Chapter 16: Juvenile Corrections: End of an Era?
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