Corrections in America / Edition 7

Corrections in America / Edition 7

by Harold Byron Allen, Clifford E. Simonsen

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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Meet the Author

Harry E. Allen is Professor Emeritus in the Administration of Justice Department at San Jose State University, since 1997. Before joining San Jose State University in 1978, he served as Director of the Program for the Study of Crime and Delinquency at the Ohio State University Previously, he served as Executive Secretary of the Governor's Task Force on Corrections for the State of Ohio, after teaching at Florida State University in the Department of Criminology and Corrections.

Professor Allen is the author or co-author of numerous articles, chapters in books, essays, and textbooks, to include the first ten editions of Corrections in America with Clifford E. Simonsen; and the first three editions of Corrections in the Community, with Edward J. Latessa. He has been very active in professional associations and was the first criminologist to serve as President of both the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He received the Herbert Block Award for service to the American Society of Criminology and the Founder's Award for contributions to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is a Fellow in both the Western and American Societies of Criminology. He currently is designing and instructing online courses for the University of Louisville, where he also conducts inservice training for sworn law enforcement officers on terrorism.

Clifford E. Simonsen has broad experience in correctional and security management (military and civilian) from jails to prisons and retail loss prevention, to premises, hospitals, and even nuclear weapons sites. He has a Bachelors degree in Law Enforcement and Corrections from the University of Nebraska at Omaha,a Masters degree in Criminology and Corrections from Florida State University, and a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Administration from the Ohio State University with an emphasis in correctional administration. He was awarded the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the Professional Certification Board of the American Society for Industrial Security and Lifetime membership by the International Society for Industrial Security for service to the profession. Dr. Simonsen commanded Criminal Investigation Detachments and conducted oversight of correctional facilities in Europe and Asia. A graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (National Security), and the Army War College, he retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army Military Police.

Dr. Simonsen has managed major high-security jails and correctional facilities that required constant monitoring of security systems and dealing with criminal and deviant behavior. He has authored or co-authored several textbooks on crime and criminal justice, to include ten editions of Corrections in America, with Harry Allen; Private Security in America: An Introduction, and Juvenile Justice in America: An Introduction, and Terrorism Today, with Jeremy Spindlove, for Prentice Hall. As President of Criminology Consultants International, his consulting firm, he has testified (defense and plaintiff) as an expert witness in many cases involving negligent security and security operational issues and torts in correctional agencies and facilities. He has taught at several universities and is presently an adjunct at City University in Renton, Washington.

Edward J. Latessa is a Professor and Head of the Division of Criminal justice at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. in 1979 from the Ohio State University. Professor Latessa has published over seventy works in the area of criminal justice, corrections, and juvenile justice. Dr. Latessa is a consultant with the National Institute of Corrections, and he has provided assistance and workshops in over thirty-five states.

Dr. Latessa served as President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (1989-1990). He has also received several awards, including the Simon Dinitz Research Award from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (2002); the Margaret Mead Award for dedicated service to the causes of social justice and humanitarian advancement by the International Community Corrections Association (2001); the Peter P. Lejins Award for Research from the American Correctional Association (1999); ACJS Fellow Award (1998); ACJS Founders Award (1992); and the Simon Dinitz Award by the Ohio Community Corrections Organization (1994). He is the proud father of four beautiful children.

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Table of Contents

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
Index of Authors631
Subject Index643

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