American Corrections / Edition 5

American Corrections / Edition 5

by Todd R. Clear, George F. Cole
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534521479

ISBN-13: 9780534521479

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Wadsworth

Take a look at the American corrections system from the perspective of the corrections worker and the offender in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Eighth Edition. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the textbook covers both institutional and community sanctions in a balanced way. High-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines dramatize real-life situations. You'll

Overview

Take a look at the American corrections system from the perspective of the corrections worker and the offender in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Eighth Edition. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the textbook covers both institutional and community sanctions in a balanced way. High-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines dramatize real-life situations. You'll explore topics such as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, surveillance, and careers in corrections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534521479
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 11.81(h) x (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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