Corrections in 21st Century - With CD

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Offering a practical approach, this text introduces students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its three-pronged approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, including professionalism, policy issues, and society's avowed goals for the correctional enterprise; a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, including the everyday operations of correctional agencies, prisons,...
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Overview

Offering a practical approach, this text introduces students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its three-pronged approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, including professionalism, policy issues, and society's avowed goals for the correctional enterprise; a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, including the everyday operations of correctional agencies, prisons, jails, and the procedures of parole and probation; and the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field. The text's central theme throughout is professionalism in corrections.

"Corrections professionalism has garnered support from policy-makers and is winning respect among the public. It serves as this textbook's organizing principle." (from the Preface)

The Second Edition has been extensively updated, revised, and reorganized and now features enhanced coverage of the goals of punishment, restorative and retributive justice, the impact of terrorism on facility management, prison and sentencing reform, professional credentialing, capital punishment, and much more. A free electronic study guide CD-ROM comes packaged with the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072977578
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 736
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS
Chapter 1: Corrections: An Overview
Chapter 2: Punishments: A Brief History
Chapter 3: Sentencing: To Punish or to Reform?
Part 2: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
Chapter 4: Diversion and Probation: How Most Offenders are Punished
Chapter 5: Intermediate Sanctions: Between Probation and Incarceration
Part 3: INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS
Chapter 6: Jails: Way Stations Along the Justice Highway
Chapter 7: Prisons Today: Change Stations or Warehouses?
Chapter 8: Parole: Early Release and Reintegration
Part 4: THE PRISON WORLD
Chapter 9: The Staff World: Managing the Prison Population
Chapter 10: The Inmate World: Living Behind Bars
Chapter 11: The Legal World: Prisoners' Rights
Chapter 12: Special Prison Populations: The Elderly, HIV/AIDS, and the Mentally Challenged
Part 5: ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS
Chapter 13: Prison Issues and Concerns: Security, Privatization, Technology, and Accreditation
Chapter 14: The Victim: Helping Those in Need
Chapter 15: Death: The Ultimate Sanction
Chapter 16: Juvenile Corrections: End of an Era?
Appendix: Careers in Corrections
Endnotes
Glossary
Credits
Case Index
Index
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