American Corrections in Brief

American Corrections in Brief

by Todd R. Clear, George F. Cole, Michael D. Reisig, Carolyn Petrosino
     
 


A condensed, accessible version of the bestselling corrections book on the market, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF, 1st Edition introduces students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. The brief paperback nature of this book makes it more approachable, and the well-respected author team has… See more details below

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A condensed, accessible version of the bestselling corrections book on the market, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF, 1st Edition introduces students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. The brief paperback nature of this book makes it more approachable, and the well-respected author team has added several key pedagogical elements to help ensure students success. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing students with a well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495808657
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents


PART I: THE CORRECTIONAL CONTEXT. 1. What is Corrections? 2. The Punishment of Offenders. PART II: CORRECTIONS IN THE COMMUNITY. 3. Jails. 4. Community Corrections. 5. Probation Services. PART III: INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS. 6. Prisons: Institutional Corrections. 7. The Prison Experience. 8. Prison Management. 9. Prison Staffing. PART IV: CORRECTIONAL ISSUES. 10. Reentry into the Community. 11. Legal Issues and the Death Penalty. 12. Special Populations. 13. The Future of Corrections.

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