American Corrections / Edition 8

American Corrections / Edition 8

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

Focusing on the context, practices, and issues related to corrections, this textbook is suited for an undergraduate college course on the subject. Chapters cover the history of corrections, the law, the varieties of institutions, the experiences of female prisoners and juveniles, management aspects, institutional programs, release, community supervision, incarceration… See more details below

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Focusing on the context, practices, and issues related to corrections, this textbook is suited for an undergraduate college course on the subject. Chapters cover the history of corrections, the law, the varieties of institutions, the experiences of female prisoners and juveniles, management aspects, institutional programs, release, community supervision, incarceration trends, race and ethnicity, the death penalty, surveillance and control in the community, and community justice. An accompanying CD-ROM contains interviews with prisoners and corrections officials. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495553236
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/03/2008
Edition description:
Student
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceXV
Part 1The Correctional Context
Chapter 1The Corrections System2
Chapter 2The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice24
Chapter 3The History of Corrections in America38
Chapter 4The Punishment of Offenders62
Chapter 5The Law of Corrections92
Chapter 6The Correctional Client120
Part 2Correctional Practices
Chapter 7Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration152
Chapter 8Probation182
Chapter 9Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections212
Chapter 10Incarceration238
Chapter 11The Prison Experience266
Chapter 12Incarceration of Women290
Chapter 13Institutional Management314
Chapter 14Institutional Programs344
Chapter 15Release from Incarceration374
Chapter 16Making It: Supervision in the Community396
Chapter 17Corrections for Juvenile Offenders424
Part 3Correctional Issues and Perspectives
Chapter 18Incarceration Trends452
Chapter 19Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections472
Chapter 20The Death Penalty488
Chapter 21Surveillance and Control in the Community510
Chapter 22Community Justice522
Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow537
Glossary544
Index549
Photo Credits567

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