Corrections in America An Introduction

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-01-12
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Corrections in Americahas been the best-selling text in the field since the 1970s. The 13thedition continues its established tradition of comprehensive, student-friendly coverage with extensive supplemental material. It covers virtually all aspects of corrections, including its history, prisons in the present, correctional ideologies, sentencing and legal issues, alternatives to imprisonment, institutional corrections, and correctional clients. Freshly updated, this new edition includes research and issues important today, such as the recent decline in prison populations. Effective photos and figures provide a visual learning experience that presents complex data in a very simple and readable manner.

Table of Contents

Part 1  Historical Perspectives

Chapter 1        Early History (2000 B.C. to A.D. 1800)

Chapter 2        Prisons (1800 to the Present) 

Chapter 3        Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings

Chapter 4        The Sentencing and Appeals Process


Part 2  Alternatives to Imprisonment

Chapter 5        Probation

Chapter 6        Diversion and Intermediate Sanctions           


Part 3  Institutional Corrections

Chapter 7        Custody Functions

Chapter 8        Management and Treatment Functions

Chapter 9        Jails and Detention Facilities

Chapter 10      State and Local Prison Systems

Chapter 11      The Federal System

Chapter 12      Private-Sector Systems

Chapter 13      Parole and Reentry

Chapter 14      The Death Penalty


Part 4  Correctional Clients

Chapter 15      Inmate and Ex-Offender Rights

Chapter 16      Male Offenders

Chapter 17      Female Offenders

Chapter 18      Juvenile Offenders

Chapter 19      Special-Category Offenders

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