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Overview

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.
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'I would be hard-pressed to identify another corrections textbook that I would seriously consider adopting over this one. The updated material is welcomed. The strength of the book remains, however, its critical approach to corrections and the attention it gives to history, ideology, and the ways in which social forces influence punishment.' – Jeanne Flavin, Fordham University

'In Corrections: A Critical Approach, Michael Welch overcomes the limitations of traditional analyses of the correctional field through his unique use of what he calls a critical approach . . . All considered, the coverage throughout the book is broad ranging and well rounded. In short Welch's book on corrections is one of the best I have seen.' – Professor Michael J. Lynch, University of South Florida. Quoted in Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

"Michael Welch in Corrections: A Critical Approach makes some very valuable contributions to our understanding of corrections. The work hopes to offer, and I believe it does so, a critical thinking exercise that draws attention to the comparative nature of corrections, work in the field of corrections, and cultural penology. The basic premise is that we cannot accept the correctional system on its face value because the system is too crowded, too violent, and too expensive to ignore, especially if there are alternatives that are equally effective."Dr Edward Sieh, Lasell College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415782098
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/14/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 322,899
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Welch is a Professor in the Criminal Justice program at Rutgers University, US. His research interests include punishment, human rights, and social control, and his articles have appeared in journals such as Punishment and Society, Social Justice and Critical Criminology. He has also authored numerous books, including Crimes of Power & States of Impunity: The U.S. Response to Terror (Rutgers University Press, 2009), Ironies of Imprisonment (Sage, 2005), and Punishment in America (Sage, 1999).

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Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Preface
1 Introducing a Critical Approach: Linking Corrections, Crime, and Social Problems 1
2 A Critical Approach to Crime 12
3 A Social History of Punishment and Corrections 32
4 A Social History of America's Correctional Experience 58
5 Traditional and Critical Perspectives on Corrections 82
6 The Social World of Imprisonment: Organizational and Subcultural Aspects of Corrections 123
7 Jails and Detention 166
8 Women in Corrections 198
9 Juveniles in Corrections 230
10 Minorities in Corrections 264
11 The Death Penalty 292
12 Institutional Violence and Riots 324
13 The Rights of Prisoners and Inmate Litigation 353
14 Community Corrections: Alternatives to Incarceration 383
15 Current Issues and Future Trends in Corrections 420
Case Index 455
Name Index 457
Subject Index 467
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