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Written by a master teacher with over a decade of experience in federal, state, and local justice agencies, this is the most comprehensive, yet affordable, corrections text on the market. Students will like everything about it'from the reasonable cost to the user-friendly narrative that keeps them engaged. Chapters are written with the passion of a former correctional trainer and administrator, while balancing both sides of every issue. Based on proven concepts of instructional design, the narrative features:measurable learning outcomes that are placed strategically throughout the chaptersmaterial is presented in a "building-block" method designed to enhance learning"Close-up on Corrections" boxes reinforceãcontent with real-life stories and examples. ãRealistic insights are provided into virtually every aspect of the "correctional conglomerate"'”from the impact of sentencing policies to the effects of institutional life and the difficulties of re-entry. Unlike most other texts, an entire chapter is devoted to the correctional workforce'which gives students insights into the challenges as well as rewards of such employment. Best of all for the instructor, the book's flexibility and supplemental material make it a breeze to use in the classroom. Electronic versions are available for online and hybrid courses, and it is customizable in inexpensive paperback form. The instructor's manual, written entirely by the Author of the text itself, ãincludes over 500 high-quality test questions directly correlated with each learning outcome featured in the text, along with annotated websites, teaching tips, and powerpoint slides.