Corrections in America : An Introduction

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/9/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The 12 th edition ofCorrections in Americahas been the premier text for introductory corrections in the last third of a century. It is the longest continuously published work on corrections in the nation. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite of instructors and students alike. The accompanying CD-Rom includes videos providing an overview of each chapter, as well as introducing students to leading criminologists on topics that provide depth and enrichment. Some of this edition's exciting new features are: Informative streaming videos for use in classroom by instructors, and equally suited for on-ground and online courses Dozens of updated historical and contemporary photographs Tables, Figures, Charts, Correctional Briefs, and Sidebars revised and updated; data generally projected to 2012 to enhance adoption potential Reformatted text into a convenient 19 Chapter textbook, with repetitive items removed Flash cards for online instruction and student review of materials State of the art PowerPoint Presentations that set the standards for the field. Available in both hardcopy and electronic version. An excellent reference for anyone currently working in the corrections field. Also for for courses in Introduction to Corrections, Institutional Corrections, and Crime and Punishment.

Table of Contents

Historical Perspectives
Early History (2000 B.C. to 1800 A.D.)
Prisons (1800 to the Present)
Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings
The Sentencing and Appeals Process
Alternatives to Imprisonment
Diversion and Intermediate Sanctions
Institutional Corrections
Custody Functions
Management and Treatment Functions
Jails and Detention Facilities
State and Local Prison Systems
The Federal System
Priviate Sector Systems
Parole and Reentry
The Death Penalty
Correctional Clients
Inmate and Ex-Offender Rights
Male Offenders
Female Offenders
Juvenile Offenders
Special Category Offenders
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