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Corrections in the 21st Century

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6th
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9780078026478

ISBN10:
0078026474
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/10/2012
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Corrections in the 21st Centuryuses a practical approach to introduce students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, and the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field. The text's central theme throughout is professionalism in corrections. The fifth edition offers an enhanced the theme of evidence-based corrections as a way of measuring the effectiveness of corrections policies and practices. Utilizing the latest data, up-to-the-minute news, and cutting-edge technological developments, students learn to be an effective and ethical corrections professional in today's interdependent world.

Table of Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS

Chapter 1: Corrections: An Overview

Chapter 2: Punishments: A Brief History

Chapter 3: Sentencing: To Punish or to Reform?

Part 2: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

Chapter 4: Diversion and Probation: How Most Offenders Are Punished

Chapter 5: Intermediate Sanctions: Between Probation and Incarceration

Part 3: INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS

Chapter 6: Jails: Way Stations Along the Justice Highway

Chapter 7: Prisons Today: Change Stations or Warehouses?

Chapter 8: Parole: Early Release and Reentry

Part 4: THE PRISON WORLD

Chapter 9: The Staff World: Managing the Prison Population

Chapter 10: The Inmate World: Living Behind Bars

Chapter 11: The Legal World: Prisoners' Rights

Chapter 12: Special Prison Populations: Prisoners Who Are Elderly, Mentally Challenged, and Who Have HIV/AIDS

Part 5: ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS

Chapter 13: Prison Issues and Concerns: Overcrowding, Security, Accreditation, Privatization, and Technology

Chapter 14: The Victim: Helping Those in Need

Chapter 15: Death: The Ultimate Sanction

Chapter 16: Juvenile Corrections: End of an Era?



Content found on the Online Learning Center: www.mhhe.com/schmalleger6e

Chapter 17: Professionalism in Corrections



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