Corrections: A Critical Approach / Edition 2

Corrections: A Critical Approach / Edition 2

by Michael Welch
     
 

Welch's CORRECTIONS is the only text to take a critical approach to the field of corrections. This unique and refreshing text encourages students to think analytically about punishment. By establishing a greater social context,corrections is presented against the backdrop of social forces — namely,political economic,religious,and technological forces that… See more details below

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Welch's CORRECTIONS is the only text to take a critical approach to the field of corrections. This unique and refreshing text encourages students to think analytically about punishment. By establishing a greater social context,corrections is presented against the backdrop of social forces — namely,political economic,religious,and technological forces that affect the corrections system. Students gain an understanding of the corrections system through the authors critical and issues-oriented presentation of materials. The book consistently introduces clear,meaningful,and exciting examples illustrating various issues and concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072817232
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/29/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Preface
1Introducing a Critical Approach: Linking Corrections, Crime, and Social Problems1
2A Critical Approach to Crime12
3A Social History of Punishment and Corrections32
4A Social History of America's Correctional Experience58
5Traditional and Critical Perspectives on Corrections82
6The Social World of Imprisonment: Organizational and Subcultural Aspects of Corrections123
7Jails and Detention166
8Women in Corrections198
9Juveniles in Corrections230
10Minorities in Corrections264
11The Death Penalty292
12Institutional Violence and Riots324
13The Rights of Prisoners and Inmate Litigation353
14Community Corrections: Alternatives to Incarceration383
15Current Issues and Future Trends in Corrections420
Case Index455
Name Index457
Subject Index467

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