Corrections An Introduction, Student Value Edition

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2016-01-13
  • Publisher: Pearson

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A practical, inside look at the world of corrections

Updated with state-of-the-practice information, recent data, and new research and findings, Corrections: An Introduction, 5/e, provides a practical approach to the world of corrections. Richard Seiter focuses on what people do in corrections, why they do it, and what challenges face contemporary correctional staff and administrators. Seiter gives students a first-hand look at corrections, integrating his experience in the field with correctional theory, history, and policy. Coverage of the realities and rationales of actual correctional practices at the local, state, and federal levels allows readers to see how theory is put into practice. Engaging case studies, career tips, and personal insights help students connect with the material and gain a realistic and practical understanding of corrections today.


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Author Biography

Clemens Bartollas received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. He is Professor of Sociology at the University of Northern Iowa where he has taught criminology for thirty-five years and has developed a criminology major. He has written over 50 texts, biographies, and monograph including many articles. He is currently involved in researching and writing about adult gangs in Chicago. 

Table of Contents

Part I: The Nature and Extent of Delinquency

1.     Juvenile Justice 1

2.     Measurement and Nature of Juvenile Crime 29


Part II: The Causes of Delinquency

4.     Causes of Juvenile Crime 48

5.     Gender and Juvenile Justice 71

6.     The Police 90

7.     The Juvenile Court 116


Part III: The Environmental Influences on and the Prevention of Delinquency

8.     Juveniles in Adult Court 145

9.     Juvenile Probation 165

10.  Community-Based Programs 187

11.  Juvenile Institutionalization 209

12.  Juvenile Aftercare 236


Part IV: The Juvenile Justice System

13.  Treatment Technologies 258

14.  Juvenile Gangs 276

15.  Special Juvenile Offender Populations 302

16.  Juvenile Justice in the Twenty-First Century 327

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