9780130877260

Corrections in America : An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130877260

  • ISBN10:

    0130877263

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson (Manual)
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Summary

For junior/senior-level courses in Introduction to Corrections, Institutional Corrections, Community Based Corrections, Social Control, Crime and Punishment, and Criminology. Contemporary in look and feel, this leading text in corrections for over the past quarter of a century continues to explore the cutting edge of the field. It focuses on how today's correctional subsystems function within the larger criminal justice system, and introduces students to the vast field of corrections and its impact on contemporary society. Addressing more topics in more detail than other texts of its kind, it covers everything from historical precedents to the very latest programs and practicescarefully balancing current and past research, grand and applied theory, and practical and predictive examples and issues. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite with students, and its superior organization and pedagogical tools makes it easy for instructors to adapt to any type of course.

Table of Contents

Contents ix
Foreword xxiii
Preface xxv
About the Authors xxxi
Acknowledgments xxxiii
PART 1: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES 2(74)
Early History [2000 B.C. to R.D. 1800]
5(27)
Prisons and Ideologies [1800 to the Present]
32(44)
PART 2: THE JUSTICE PROCESS 76(74)
From Crime to Conviction
79(36)
The Court Process: Sentencing and Appeals
115(35)
PART 3: ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT 150(84)
Jails and Detention Facilities
153(29)
Probation
182(29)
Intermediate Sanctions
211(23)
PART 4: CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS 234(102)
Imprisonment
237(30)
State and Local Prison Systems
267(27)
The Federal System
294(18)
Private Sector Systems
312(24)
PART 5: CORRECTION FUNCTIONS 336(68)
Custody Functions and Tashs
339(32)
Management and Treatment
371(33)
PART 6: INSTITUTIONAL CLIENTS 404(130)
Female Inmates
407(34)
Male Offenders
441(22)
Juvenile Offenders
463(37)
Special Category Offenders
500(34)
PART 7: RIGHTS OF CORRECTIONAL CLIENTS 534(74)
Inmate and Ex-Offender Rights
537(34)
The Death Penalty---The Ultimate Right
571(37)
PART 8: REINTEGRATION SYSTEMS 608(52)
Parole
611(24)
Community Corrections
635(25)
PART 9: A LINH TO THE FUTURE 660(15)
The Futures of Corrections
663(12)
Appendix 675(10)
Glossary 685(26)
Index of Authors 711(4)
Subject Index 715

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