Corrections : An Introduction

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This book examines corrections from an academic view and from those who are at the center of the system. It includes correctional history and theory, yet concentrates on what professionals do, why they do it, and the challenges they face every day. Unique integration of the authorrs"s experience sets the tone for this real-world approach and chapter case studies, career features, and personal interviews reinforce the theme. Now available with an accompanying DVD, the book shows readers how corrections theory and research are put into practice and helps them experience the world of corrections from the inside.Fully updated to include more information on: Juvenile corrections; Civil commitments for dangerous sexual predators; Prison rape elimination; Updates to court decisions regarding corrections. Offer personal accounts from correctional administrators, correctional officers, and inmates and reinforces the realistic, practical approach of the book. Highlights real-life situations faced by clients and corrections professionals every day. Gives readers an authoritative, first-hand look at the real world of corrections. Builds on the authorrs"s experience as a warden, administrator, director and trainer. For individuals and taxpayers interested in today's criminal justice system, and an understanding of how programs operate and how much they cost.

Table of Contents

Putting Corrections in Perspective
History of Crime and Punishment
Key Terms
Chapter Objectives
Defining Corrections
What is Corrections?
The Mission of Corrections
Corrections as a Part of the Criminal Justice System
The Correctional Funnel and Correctional Policy
Your Career in Corrections: Policy Analysts Why Students Should Study Corrections? An Insiderrsquo;s Experiencehellip;Twenty-Five Years of Correctional Work Theories of Crime and Punishment Early Responses to Crime
The Development of the Prison
The Walnut Street Jail
The Pennsylvania System
The Auburn System Prisons Throughout the Last Two Centuries An Interview Withhellip;The Toughest Sheriff inAmerica Sentencing Goals for Correctional
You Make the Decisionhellip;Rating the Importance of Correctional Goals Chapter Review
Review Questions
Sentencing and the Correctional Process
Key Terms
Chapter Objectives
PreTrial Correctional Activities
Diversion from the Criminal Justice System
Pretrial Detention in Jail
Release from Pretrial Detention on Bail
Alternatives to Bail
Pretrial Service Programs

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