9780495504382

Essentials Of Corrections

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495504382

  • ISBN10:

    0495504386

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/28/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

ESSENTIALS OF CORRECTIONS, Fourth Edition, introduces you to the essential elements of the U.S. corrections system without bogging you down in excessive detail or unnecessary technical jargon. Unbiased and accessible, the text includes coverage of the history of corrections, careers, alternatives to incarceration, probation/parole, race/ethnicity/gender issues in corrections, re-entry into the community, and more. The authors' unparalleled practical approach, reinforced by contemporary examples, not only helps you understand the role corrections plays in our society but also provides you with useful information about professional opportunities in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Corrections
A Brief History of Punishment and Corrections
Sentencing and Criminal Sanctions
Probation and Community Corrections
Jails and Detention Facilities
Institutional Corrections
Jail and Prison Inmates
Parole and Prisoner Reentry
Careers in Corrections
The Administration of Corrections Programs
Corrections Law and Inmate Litigation
Gender Issues in Corrections
Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections
The Future of Corrections
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