American Corrections

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in the newest edition of American Corrections. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions in a balanced way.

Readers will appreciate the high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines, helping to reinforce the theories found in the book. American Corrections also examines topics such as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, surveillance, and careers in the corrections field.


"I would describe this as the best, most comprehensive, up-to-date, student friendly text in corrections available."

"I adopted American Corrections because it is comprehensive, critical, colorful and contemporary. I am satisfied because of its coverage which helps me to provide students with the overview they need in a required class."

"I believe the book is one of the best books on the market to date. The book is insightful and does an excellent job of bringing the reader into the multifaceted world of corrections. The chapters on prison and prison culture are particularly interesting and highlight the complex nature of prison life."

Table of Contents

The Correctional Context
The Corrections System
The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice
The History of Corrections in America
The Punishment of Offenders
The Law of Corrections
The Correctional Client
Correctional Practices
Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration
Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections
The Prison Experience
Incarceration of Women
Institutional Management
Institutional Programs
Release from Incarceration
Making It: Supervision in the Community
Corrections for Juvenile Offenders
Correctional Issues and Perspectives
Incarceration Trends
Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections
The Death Penalty
Surveillance and Control in the Community
Community Justice
American Corrections: Looking Forward
Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow
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Great corrections book May 2, 2011
This new edition is definitely an improvement over previous ones--it's much heavier on the recent empirical research, the chronology of the correction turning points in America allows us to comprehend better why and how we have reached to this point. Excellent book for anyone interested in field of corrections and criminal justice. I'm very happy to deal with ecampus. The used textbook looks as if it is new and the price was good. Thanks.
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