The American Jail: Cornerstone of Modern Corrections / Edition 1

The American Jail: Cornerstone of Modern Corrections / Edition 1

by Gary F. Cornelius
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131142801

ISBN-13: 9780131142800

Pub. Date: 10/26/2007

Publisher: Pearson

This is a book about the local jail–how it developed, how they work, and what jail staffs are doing to protect the public and keep inmates safely confined. Written from a practitioner’s point of view, its goal is to give the reader a realistic view of this often overlooked institution. Critical issues such as the traits of offenders, the climate, and

Overview

This is a book about the local jail–how it developed, how they work, and what jail staffs are doing to protect the public and keep inmates safely confined. Written from a practitioner’s point of view, its goal is to give the reader a realistic view of this often overlooked institution. Critical issues such as the traits of offenders, the climate, and security are discussed, as well as the main operations of the jail such as booking and classification. Insights from those within (staff and inmates) reinforce the book’s real world perspective and current statistics and research document the development and operation of local jails.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131142800
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/26/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I. The History and Development of Today’s Jail

II. Jail Security

III. Jail Climate

IV. Booking and Initial Intake

V. Classification and Inmate Housing

VI. Jail Programs and Services

VII. The Jail Population: Profile and Special Categories

VIII. Jail Staff

IX. Jails and the Courts

X. Jail Standards

XI. Jails and Community Corrections

XII. The Future of the American Jail

Glossary

Index

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