Corrections in the 21st Century / Edition 3

Corrections in the 21st Century / Edition 3

by Frank Schmalleger, John Ortiz Smykla
     
 

Corrections in the 21st Century takes a practical approach to introducing students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections. It equips 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, andSee more details below

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Corrections in the 21st Century takes a practical approach to introducing students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections. It equips 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 that are applicable to the corrections field. A central theme throughout the text is professionalism in corrections.

The Tutorial with Simulation Applications that accompanies the text is a browser-based version of the textbook on CD-ROM. It includes key words, activities, and review games. Simulations on the CD present real-world situations for students to apply chapter concepts. Student responses receive immediate feedback regarding the appropriateness of their responses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073522364
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Corrections: The Profession2. 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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