Corrections in the 21st Century / Edition 6

Corrections in the 21st Century / Edition 6

by Frank Schmalleger, John Smykla
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0078026474

ISBN-13: 9780078026478

Pub. Date: 01/10/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Corrections in the 21st Century uses a practical approach to introduce students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, and the

Overview

Corrections in the 21st Century uses a practical approach to introduce students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, and the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field. The text's central theme throughout is professionalism in corrections. The fifth edition offers an enhanced the theme of evidence-based corrections as a way of measuring the effectiveness of corrections policies and practices. Utilizing the latest data, up-to-the-minute news, and cutting-edge technological developments, students learn to be an effective and ethical corrections professional in today's interdependent world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078026478
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Corrections: The Profession
2. Sentencing: To Punish or To Reform?3. Punishments: A Brief History
4. Jails: Way Stations Along the Justice Highway
5. Diversion and Probation: Alternatives to Imprisonment
6. Intermediate Sanctions: Corrections in the Community
7. Prisons Today: Change Stations or Warehouses?8. The Staff World: Managing the Prison Population
9. The Inmate World: Living Behind Bars
10. Legal Aspects: Prisons and the Courts
11. The Prison Environment: Issues and Concerns
12. Parole: Early Release and Reintegration
13. Death: The Ultimate Sanction
14. Juvenile Corrections: End of an Era?15. The Victim: Role in the Correctional Process
16. Careers: Your Future in Corrections

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