Corrections: A Text/Reader / Edition 2

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Overview

Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.

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Meet the Author

Mary K. Stohr is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. She received a Ph.D. (1990) in political science, with specializations in public administration and criminal justice, from Washington State University. Professor Stohr has published over 80 academic works in the areas of correctional organizations and operation, correctional personnel, inmate needs and assessment, program evaluation, gender, and victimization. Her books, with others, include The American Prison (with Cullen and Jonson); Corrections: The Essentials (with Walsh); Correctional Assessment, Casework and Counseling (with Walsh); Corrections: A Text Reader (with Walsh and Hemmens); Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice Centered Organizations (with Collins); and The Prison Experience (with Hemmens). She is the Executive Director of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, received the Founders Award from ACJS in 2009, and is a Co-Founder of the Corrections Section of ACJS.

Anthony Walsh, Professor of Criminology at Boise State University, received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University at the ripe old age of 43. He has field experience in law enforcement and corrections. He is the author of over 150 journal articles/book chapters and 34 books, including Biology and Criminology (Routledge, 2009), Feminist Criminology Through a Biosocial Lens (Carolina Academic Press, ©2011), Law, Justice, and Society (with Craig Hemmens, Oxford University Press, 2011), Correctional Assessment, Casework, and Counseling (with Mary Stohr, American Correctional Association, 2011), The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior: Gene-Brain-Culture Interaction (with Jon Bolen, Ashgate, 2012), Corrections: The Essentials (with Mary Stohr, SAGE, 2012), The Science Wars: The Politics of Gender and Race (Transaction, 2013), Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions (Anderson/Elsevier, 2014), Biosociology: Bridging the Biology-Sociology Divide (Transaction, 2014), Criminology: The Essentials (Sage, 2015). His interests include the biosocial criminology, statistics, and criminal justice assessment and counseling.

Craig Hemmens is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. In addition to being the editor for the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, he has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, ©2012), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, ©2011) and An Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, ©2009). He holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He served as the President of the Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) from 2012 to 2013.

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Table of Contents

Section I: The Philosophical and Ideological Underpinnings of Corrections
Section II: A History of Corrections
On The Penitentiary System In The United States And Its Application In France: Historical Outline Of The Penitentiary System by Gustave de Beaumont and Alexis de Tocqueville
The World's Most Influential Prison: Success Or Failure? by Norman Johnston
Much and Unfortunately Neglected: Women in Early and Mid-Nineteenth Century Prisons by Nicole Hahn Rafter
Section III: Jails and the Inmate Experience
How to Read a Research Article
Readings:
Gang Intervention in Jails: A National Analysis by Rick Ruddell, Scott Decker & Arien Egley, Jr.
Recent Incarceration History Among A Sheltered Homeless Population by Stephen Metraux and Dennis P. Culhane
Inmate Assaults in Texas County Jails by Mark Keller & Hsiao-Ming Wang
Section IV: Sentencing: The Application of Punishment
Readings:
Cracked Justice by Nicole Porter and Valerie Wright
Projecting Felony Intakes to the Justice System by Pablo E. Martinez
Section V: Probation and Community Corrections
Readings:
Opening The Manager's Door: State Probation Officer Stress And Perceptions Of Participation In Workplace Decision Making by Risdon N. Slate, Terry Wells, and Wes Johnson
The "Effectiveness" of Differential Supervision by Patricia M. Harris, Raymond Gingerich, and Tiffany A. Whittaker
Examining the Effectiveness of Boot Campus: A Randomized Experiment with a Long-Term Follow Up by Jean Bottcher and Michael E. Ezell
Section VI: Prisons and the Inmate Experience
Readings:
Supermax Prisons: Their Rise, Current Practices, and Effect on Inmates by Jesenia Pizarro and Vanja M. K. Stenius
Assessing Static and Dynamic Influences on Inmate Violence Levels by Benjamin Steiner
A Convict Perspective on the Classification of Prisoners by Stephen C. Richards and Jeffrey Ian Ross
Section VII: Parole and Prisoner Reentry
Readings:
Examining the Predictors of Recidivism Among Men and Women Released from Prison in Ohio by Matthew Makarios, Benjamin Steiner, and Lawrence F. Travis III
Prisoner Reentry: What Works, What Does Not, and What is Promising by Richard P. Seiter and Karen R. Kadela
Prisoner Reentry in A Small Metropolitan Community: Obstacles and Policy Recommendations by Brett Garland, Eric Wodahl, Julie Mayfield
Section VIII: The Corrections Experience for Staff
Readings:
Problems at Work: Exploring the Correlates of Role Stress Among Correctional Staff by Eric G. Lambert, Nancy L. Hogan, and Kasey A. Tucker
Affirmative Action and the "Level Playing Field ": Comparing Perceptions of Own and Minority Job Advancement Opportunities by Scott D. CAmp, Thomas L. Steiger, Kevin N. Wright, William G. Sayloor, and Evan Gilman
Predicting Work-Related Stress in Correctional Officers: A Meta-Analysis by Craig Dowden and Claude Tellier
Section IX: Legal Issues in Corrections
Readings:
Who Has The Body? The Paths To Habeas Corpus Reform by Cary Federman
Sex Offender Laws: Can Treatment, Punishment, Incapacitation, And Public Safety Be Reconciled? by Mary Ann Farkas and Amy Stichman
Section X: Correctional Programming and Treatment
Readings:
The Recent Past and Near Future of Risk and/or Needs Assessment by D. A. Andrews, James Bonta, J. Stephen Wormith
Substance Abuse Treatment, Anticipated Maternal Roles, and Reentry Success of Drug-Involved Women Prisoners by Cynthia Robbins, Steven Martin, Hilary Surratt
Therapeutic Community in A California Prison: Treatment Outcomes After 5 Years by Sheldon Zhang, Robert Roberts, Kathryn Mc Collister
Section XI: Women and Corrections
Readings:
A Historical Review of Mother and Child Programs for Incarcerated Women by Susan C. Craig
Pathways to Prison: Impact of Victimization in the Lives of Incarcerated Women by Dana D. Dehart
Section XII: Minorities and Corrections
Validity of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) Among African American and Hispanic Male Offenders by Melinda D. Schlager and David J. Simourd
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Types and Sources of Victimization Inside Prison by Nancy Wolff, Jing Shi, and Cynthia L. Blitz
Section XIII: Juveniles and Corrections
Readings:
Juvenile Justice: The Legacy of Punitive Policy by Peter Benekos & Alida Merlo
Juvenile Waiver, Boot Camp, and Recidivism In A Northwest State by Ben Steiner & Andrew Giacomazzi
A Quasi-experimental Evaluation of A Shock Incarceration and Aftercare Program for Juvenile Offenders by J. Wells, K. Minor, E. Angel, & K. Stearmen
Section XIV: Corrections in the 21st Century
Readings:
The Challenge Of Change: Correctional Programs And Evidence-Based Practices by Edward J. Latessa
Make Rehabilitation Corrections' Guiding Paradigm by Frank T. Cullen

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