Corrections in America

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This has been the # 1Intro to Correctionsbook in the market for nearly 30 years. The newest edition retains the majority of the content that makes it a favorite, namely the comprehensive coverage that spans the fieldrs"s history from its inception in the 1800s to present day correctional trends. The text integrates well designed learning aids such asFast FactsandCorrectional Briefsto effectively reinforce the subject matter. An outstanding CD Rom accompanies the book, which includes videos featuring the authorsrs" overview of each chapter, as well as introducing leading criminologists on pertinent topics. The authors address hot trends, present unbiased views on controversial issues and bring the reader face-to-face with key players in both the world of corrections and the offenders who make the system necessary.Covers corrections'most controversial issues including female offenders, re-entry, special category offenders, probation, and the hybrid jail system. Presents first-hand true stories from big players in the corrections field to bring the issues, challenges and triumphs to life. Analyzes the efficiency of how todayrs"s correctional programs are functioning. Details the court process and alternatives to imprisonment. Looks at local, state, federal prison systems along with private sector systems. For courses in Introduction to Corrections, Institutional Corrections, and Crime and Punishment. Also an excellent reference for anyone currently working in the corrections field.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Historical Perspectivesp. xxxi
Early History (2000 b.c. to a.d. 1800)
Prisons (1800 to the Present)
Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings
The Court Process
Appellate Review
Alternatives to Imprisonment
Jails and Detention Facilities
Intermediate Sanctions
Correctional Systems
State and Local Prison Systems
The Federal System
Private Sector Systems
Corrections Functions
Custody Functions
Management and Treatment Functions
Institutional Clients
Female Offenders
Male Offenders
Juvenile Offenders
Special Category Offenders
Rights of Correctional Clients
Inmate and Ex-Offender Rights
The Death Penalty The Ultimate Right
Reintegration Systems
Parole and Reentry
A Link to the Future
The Futures of Corrections
Index of Authors
Subject Index
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