Cengage Advantage Books: American Corrections / Edition 9

Cengage Advantage Books: American Corrections / Edition 9

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


Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in the newest edition of AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions in a balanced way. Readers will appreciate the high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines, helping… See more details below

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Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in the newest edition of AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions in a balanced way. Readers will appreciate the high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines, helping to reinforce the theories found in the book. AMERICAN CORRECTIONS also examines topics such as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, surveillance, and careers in the corrections field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495812517
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/19/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


PART I: THE CORRECTIONAL CONTEXT 1. The Corrections System. 2. The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice. 3. The History of Corrections in America. 4. The Punishment of Offenders. 5. The Law of Corrections. 6. The Correctional Client. Part II: CORRECTIONAL PRACTICES. 7. Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration. 8. Probation. 9. Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections. 10. Incarceration. 11. The Prison Experience. 12. Incarceration of Women. 13. Institutional Management. 14. Institutional Programs. 15. Release from Incarceration. 16. Making It: Supervision in the Community. 17. Corrections for Juvenile Offenders. Part III: CORRECTIONAL ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES. 18. Incarceration Trends. 19. Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections. 20. The Death Penalty. 21. Surveillance and Control in the Community. 22. Community Justice. 23. American Corrections: Looking Forward. Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow. Glossary. Index.

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