Corrections in America / Edition 7

Corrections in America / Edition 7

by Harold Byron Allen, Clifford E. Simonsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0023017414

ISBN-13: 9780023017414

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Welcome to the 10th edition of Corrections in America, the premiere text for introductory corrections for the past quarter of a century. This highly influential text introduces students to the vast field of corrections and its impact on contemporary society. Addressing more topics in more detail than any other text of its kind, it covers everything from historical

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Welcome to the 10th edition of Corrections in America, the premiere text for introductory corrections for the past quarter of a century. This highly influential text introduces students to the vast field of corrections and its impact on contemporary society. Addressing more topics in more detail than any other text of its kind, it covers everything from historical perspectives to the very latest programs and practices. The newly developed critical thinking approach invigorates and stimulates learning-encouraging students to think their way through questions in preparation for real world application. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite with students, and it is the VERY first and BEST choice for instructors to adapt to any type of course. Special features and NEW material include:

  • Two New Chapters: Logical organization and expansion into 23 chapters, including NEW chapters on Appeals and Correctional Ideologies, gives instructors the ability to have the text that best adapts to their course.
  • Updated Current Critical Issues: Raising controversial questions and stimulating challenging dialogue for students and instructors on up-to-the-minute topics such as incarcerated terrorist offenders, juveniles treated as adults, and the increase in sex offenders in prisons nationwide.
  • Extended and Improved Photo Program: Fifty NEW action photos and a vibrant full-color layout present people, programs, institutions, graphics, and special features in an incomparable visual style.
  • Expanded Correctional Profiles, Correctional Briefs, and Sidebars: Brings human insight to the reader through key correctional figures,issues and important facts and terms; all redesigned through color, updated tables, figures and graphs-providing attractive and clearer presentations.

The 10th edition of Corrections in America breathes new life into this growing field, continuing to capture the imagination of students more easily and offering insight into the many topics affecting corrections today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780023017414
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About the Authors
Pt. IHistory and Evolution of Corrections1
Ch. 1Early History (2000 B.C. to A.D. 1700)3
Ch. 2A Century of Change (1700 to 1800)16
Ch. 3The Age of Prisons (1800 to the Present)30
Ch. 4The Pendulum of Correctional Ideologies53
Pt. IILaw and the Legal Process75
Ch. 5The Incidence of Crime77
Ch. 6The Correctional Filter98
Ch. 7Sentencing115
Ch. 8Appellate Review134
Pt. IIIThe Correctional Process159
Ch. 9Jails and Detention Facilities161
Ch. 10Probation183
Ch. 11Intermediate Sanctions199
Ch. 12Imprisonment217
Ch. 13Parole238
Pt. IVThe Correctional Client257
Ch. 14Jail Inmates259
Ch. 15Male Offenders275
Ch. 16Female Offenders291
Ch. 17Juvenile Offenders316
Ch. 18Special Category Offenders343
Pt. VRights of the Sentenced Offender371
Ch. 19Offender Rights in Confinement373
Ch. 20The Death Penalty: The Ultimate Right398
Ch. 21The Rights of Ex-Offenders426
Pt. VICorrections as a Profession447
Ch. 22Custody Functions and Tasks449
Ch. 23Management and Treatment Functions and Tasks474
Ch. 24Specialized Functions and Tasks491
Pt. VIICorrectional Systems513
Ch. 25State and Local Systems515
Ch. 26The Federal System537
Ch. 27Community-Based Systems554
Ch. 28Private Sector Systems570
Pt. VIIIThe Future of Corrections591
Ch. 29Corrections Enters the Twenty-first Century593
Glossary605
Index of Authors631
Subject Index643

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