Correctional Contexts : Contemporary and Classical Readings

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-07-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Combining classical and contemporary articles on corrections, this acclaimed anthology traces the history and origins of corrections and punishment in the United States while also examining current issues and trends in the field. Introductions frame each section and article in the book, guiding students through each set of readings. Key issues and concepts are clearly defined, and insightful discussion questions accompany each article. A comprehensive online Instructor's Manual/Testing Program, written by Barbara Sims, is also available.

Table of Contents

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History and Purpose of Punishment and Imprisonment
The Spectacle of Suffering
The Discovery of the Asylum
A Look at Prison History
Partial Justice: Women, Prisons, and Social Control
Sentencing in the United States
Assessing the Penal Harm Movement
Living and Working in Prison
Characteristics of Total Institutions
The Prison Community
In Search of the Convict Code
Varieties of Punishment
Prisons in Turmoil
Comparing the Quality of Confinement and Cost-Effectiveness of Public Versus Private Prisons: What We Know, Why We Do Not Know More, and Where to Go From Here
Supermax Prisons: Panacea or Desperation?
Relationships Between Inmates and Guards
A Block
Prison Policy and Inmate Rights
The Past and Future of U.S. Prison Policy
Torture at Abu Ghraib
The Supreme Court and Prisoners' Rights
Institutional Programming and Treatment
What Works? Questions and Answers About Prison Reform
The Principles of Effective Correctional Programs
Substance Abuse in U.S. Prisons
Recidivism of Sex Offenders
What Works for Female Offenders: A Meta-Analytic Review
Identifying and Treating the Mentally Disordered Prison Inmate
A Quantitative Review and Description of Corrections-Based Education
Beyond Correctional Quackery: Professionalism and the Possibility of Effective Treatment
Release from Prison and Parole
Reentry Reconsidered: A New Look at an Old Question
Halfway Houses (Updated)
Welcome Home? Examining the 'Reentry Court' Concept from a Strengths-Based Perspective
Effective Services for Parolees with Mental Illnesses
New Directions
Three Strikes and You're Out: The Political Sentencing Game
'Infamous Punishment': The Psychological Consequences of Isolation
'This Man Has Expired': Witness to an Execution
It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge
Reconsidering Restorative Justice: The Corruption of Benevolence Revisited?
Dollars and Sentences: Legislators' Views on Prisons, Punishments, and the Budget Crisis, Vera Institute of Justice
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