Corrections in the 21st Century: A Practical Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

This book covers the full range of topics found in a corrections course, but in a practical and easily-accessible manner. The author is well-known for creating exceptional pedagogical aids; this book utilises tools that reinforce and enhance earning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534534967
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/20/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kören Matison Hess holds a Ph.D. in English and in instructional design from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Pacific Western University. Dr. Hess has also co-authored eight texts on criminal justice. She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Association of University Women, the American Correctional Association, the American Society for Industrial Security, the American Society of Criminologists, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum. She is also a fellow and a member of the foundation board of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I. THEORETICAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT. 1. An Overview of Corrections and the Criminal Justice System. 2. The Origin of Correction - Penology. 3. The Evolution of Corrections in the United States. SECTION II. 4. Perspectives on Sentencing. 5. Alternatives to Incarceration: Probation and Other Intermediate Sanctions. 6. Jail: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration. 7. Prisons. SECTION III. THE HUMAN FACTOR - BEHIND THE BRICKS AND MORTAR. 8. Correctional Clients: Adult Offenders. 9. Correctional Clients: Juvenile Offenders. 10. Special Needs Offenders. 11. Correctional Management. 12. Other Correctional Personnel. SECTION IV. CORRECTIONS AT WORK. 13. Special Challenges for Corrections. 14. Prisoners Rights and Other Legal Issues. 15. A Look Toward the Future: Corrections in the Twenty-first Century. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS. REFERENCES. CASES.

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