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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.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
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 Substance Abusers, Who Have HIV/AIDS, Who Are Mentally Challenged, and Who Are Elderly