Correctional Perspectives: Views from Academics, Practitioners, and Prisoners / Edition 1

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This anthology features twelve contemporary topical areas in corrections—chosen for the unique challenges which each presents to researchers, correctional practitioners, and prisoners.

Each topic is systematically examined from three different perspectives—academic, practitioner, and prisoner—for a total of thirty-six readings. Students compare each perspective and determine how they diverge or how they are similar.

The twelve topic areas are:
* Institutional Crowding
* Growth of Women Prisoners in Corrections
* Elements of Correctional Rehabilitation and Treatment
* HIV/AIDS in Corrections
* Prison Gangs
* Prison Violence
* Security Housing Units: The Supermax Prison
* Women Guarding Men
* Correctional Privatization
* Juveniles in Adult Corrections
* Capital Punishment: The Ultimate Penalty
* Release from Prison: Parole

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195330076
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/22/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Wichita State University

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Table of Contents

Part I: Effects of Sentencing Changes
Chapter 1: Institutional Crowding
Academic Perspective: Challenging Beliefs About Prison Crowding, Gerald G. Gaes
Practitioner Perspective: A National Study of Correctional Administrator's Views on Prison Crowding, Michael S. Vaughn
Prisoner Perspective: Report From an Overcrowded Maze, Dannie M. Martin & Peter Y. Sussman
Chapter 2: Growth of Women Prisoners
Academic Perspective: Examining Trends in Female Incarceration, Meda Chesney-Lind
Practitioner Perspective: A Prison Superintendent's Perspective on Women in Prison, Elaine Lord
Lord provides details on issues women face during incarceration, and how the criminal justice system is responding differently to women offenders.
Ex-Prisoner Perspective: The Effect of the War on Drugs on Women Prisoners, Susan Dearing
Part II: Treatment of Offenders
Chapter 3: Elements of Correctional Rehabilitation
Academic Perspective: The Principles of Effective Intervention With Offenders, Paul Gendreau
Practitioner Perspective: Essential Elements of the Effective Therapeutic Community in the Correctional Institution: A Director's Perspective, Steven F. Singer
Prisoner Perspective: Through the Narrow Gate, Calbraith MacLeod
Chapter 4: Medical Treatment: HIV/AIDS in Corrections
Academic Perspective: HIV/AIDS and the Correctional System, Douglas S. Lipton
Practitioner Perspective: Women Prisoners With HIV: A Letter From a Prison Doctor, Anne S. De Groot
Prisoner Perspective: Till Death do us Part: The Deadly Game of AIDS in Prison, Antonio A. Gilbreath & Joshua D.M. Rogers
Part III: Prison Security Issues
Chapter 5: Prison Gangs
Academic Perspective: Changes in Prison Culture: Prison Gangs and the Case of the 'Pepsi Generation', Geoffrey Hunt, Stephanie Riegel, Tomas Morales, & Dan Waldorf
Practitioner Perspective: The Meaning of Prison Gang Tattoos, Michael P. Phelan & Scott A. Hunt
Prisoner Perspective: Prison Gangs: Racial Separatism as a Form of Social Control, Victor Hassine
Chapter 6: Prison Violence
Academic Perspective: The Reproduction of Violence in U.S. Prisons, Michael Welch
Practitioner Perspective: Violence and Incarceration: A Personal Observation, JoAnne Page
Prisoner Perspective: Realities of Fear,
Chapter 7: Security Housing Units: Supermax Prisons
Academic Perspective: Infamous Punishment: The Psychological Consequences of Isolation, Craig Haney
Practitioner Perspective: Attitudes of Prison Wardens Toward Administrative Segregation and Supermax Prisons, Terry L. Wells, W. Wesley Johnson & Rodney J. Henningsen
Prisoner Perspective: It's a Form of Warfare: A Description of Pelican Bay State Prison, John H. Morris
Chapter 8: Women Guarding Men
Academic Perspective: Women Corrections Officers in Men's Prisons: Acceptance and Perceived Job Performance, Richard Lawrence & Sue Mahan
Practitioner Perspective: Working in a Male-Dominated World: Aggression and Women Correctional Officers, Denise L. Jenne & Robert C. Kersting
Ex-Prisoner Perspective: Lady Hacks and Gentlemen Convicts , Stephen C. Richards, Charles M. Terry, & Daniel S. Murphy
Part IV: Special Issues Facing Corrections
Chapter 9: Correctional Privatization
Academic Perspective: Issues Concerning Private Prisons, David Shichor
Practitioner Perspective: A Comparison of Job Satisfaction Among Private and Public Prison Employees, Emmitt L. Sparkman, Kevin I. Minor, & James B. Wells
Ex-Prisoner Perspective: Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other: Private Prisons and the Conditions of Confinement Debate, Alan C. Mobley
Chapter 10: Juveniles in Adult Corrections
Academic Perspective: The Risks Juveniles Face in Adult Prisons, Jason Ziedenberg & Vincent Schiraldi
Practitioner Perspective: Juveniles in Adult Prisons: Problems and Prospects, Francis P. Reddington & Allen D. Sapp
Prisoner Perspective: Maximum-Security Offenders' Attitudes Toward Placing Juveniles in Adult Prisons, Martha L. Henderson
Chapter 11: On Death Row
Academic Perspective: Death Work: A Modern Execution Team, Robert Johnson
Practitioner Perspective: Managing Death Row: A Tough Assignment, Morris L. Thigpen
Prisoner Perspective: Walker's Requiem, Anthony Ross
Part V: Getting Out
Chapter 12: Release From Prison: Parole
Academic Perspective: The Current State of Parole in America, Norman Holt
Practitioner Perspective: Perspectives on Parole: The Board Members' Viewpoint, Ronald Burns, Patrick Kinkade, Matthew C. Leone, & Scott Phillips
Prisoner Perspective: Getting Out: A Long and Frightening Road Home, Kathryn Watterson

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