Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective / Edition 4

Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective / Edition 4

by Dean J. Champion, Richard J. Champion, Champion
     
 

This edition of Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective, 4/e has the following new features:

  • Concise synopsis of the history of American corrections, featuring development and parole
  • Complete discussion of presentence investigation reports and their functions and preparation
  • Extensive jail and
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This edition of Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective, 4/e has the following new features:

  • Concise synopsis of the history of American corrections, featuring development and parole
  • Complete discussion of presentence investigation reports and their functions and preparation
  • Extensive jail and prison coverage, including jail and prison characteristics, functions, and goals
  • Comprehensive discussion of juvenile corrections, including community corrections strategies
  • Description of women's prisons, including their history and evolution in the United States: women's prison and community programs, inmate mothers and infant care
  • New personality highlights from both prisoners and professionals working in all aspects of corrections, their views, and their advice to students
  • Discussion of jail and prison officer recruitment and training, including state and federal hiring requirements, pay scales, and fringe benefits
  • Elaborate presentation of inmate classification and screening for offender risk and needs
  • Description of complete range of community corrections programs, including electronic monitoring, global satellite tracking, home, confinement, intensive supervised probation/parole, work/educational release, prerelease, halfway houses, day fine programs, restitution, and community service
  • Key correctional issues discussed, including jail/prison architecture and design, new generation jails, privatization, overcrowding; health issues (HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis), and jail/prison reforms
  • Extensive examination of key federal and state casesconcerning probation/parole revocation and problems related to supervised releases
  • Detailed discussion of major sentencing systems, including indeterminate, determinate, mandatory, and guideline-based or presumptive sentencing
  • Ancillaries include test bank, comprehensive glossary, and bibliography

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131027367
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. ICorrections and the Criminal Justice System
1An Introduction to Corrections: Philosophy, Goals, and History1
2Classifying Offenders and Locating Corrections in the Criminal Justice System30
3Sentencing and Sentencing Issues70
4Diversion and Standard and Intensive Supervised Probation Programs130
Pt. IIJails and Prisons: History, Functions, Types, and Issues
5Jails: History, Functions, and Types of Inmates177
6Jail Administration: Officer Training, Inmate Supervision, and Contemporary Issues200
7Prison and Prisoners235
8Corrections Administration and the Privatization of Jails and Prisons290
9Jailhouse Lawyers and Inmate Rights315
Pt. IIIParole and Community-Based Corrections Programs
10Parole, Parole Programs, and Effectiveness366
11Community Corrections: Types, Goals, and Functions416
Pt. IVPersonnel, Women, and Juveniles
12Correctional Officer Selection and Training453
13Women and Corrections510
14Juvenile Corrections556
Glossary607
References629
Name Index677
Subject Index685
Cases Cited698

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