Prisons and Jails: A Reader / Edition 1

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Richard Tewksbury and Dean A. Dabney edited this text of contemporary readings, written by scholars and experts on the topic of Corrections, that highlight the operations and issues of institutional corrections. With the understanding that running such institutions involve more than locking people up, this dynamic new reader features the many realities, skills, perspectives and understandings behind operating a corrections institution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073380025
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/20/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Prisons & Jails: A Reader
Table of Contents

I. Modern Corrections – Philosophical Understandings

1. Zimring, F. Imprisonment rates and the new politics of criminal punishment.

2. Tewksbury, R. and M.T. DeMichele. The good, the bad, and the (sometimes) ugly truths: American penal goals and perspectives.

3. Simon, J. . From the big house to the warehouse: Rethinking prisons and state government in the 20th century.

II. Legal Issues in Corrections

4. Smith, C.E. Prisoners’ rights in the Rehnquist era.

5. Zeigler, F.A. and R.V. Del Carmen. Constitutional issues arising from “three strikes and you’re out legislation.”

III. The Psychology of Imprisonment

6. Schmid, T.J. and R.S. Jones. Ambivelent actions: Prison adaptation strategies of first-time, short-term inmates.

7. Sigurdson, C. Mad, the bad and the abandoned: The mentally ill in prisons and jails.

IV. Inmate Misconduct

8. Wolf, N., C.L. Blitz, J. Shi and R. Bachman. Physical violence inside prisons: Rates of victimization.

9. Hensley, C., M. Koscheski, and R. Tewksbury. The impact of institutional factors on officially reported sexual assaults in prisons.

10. Lankenau, S.E. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em: Cigarette black markets in US prisons and jails.

V. Managing and Responding to Misconduct

11. Eichenthal, D.R. and L. Blatchford. Prison crime in New York State.

12. Fleisher, M.S. and S.H. Decker. Gangs behind bars: Prevalence, Conduct and Response.

13. Marquart, J.W. Prison guards and the use of physical coercion as a mechanism of prisoner control.

VI. Correctional Staff

14. Farkas, M.A. A typology of correctional officers.

15. Finn, P. Correctional officer stress: A cause for concern and additional help.

16. Cullen, F.T. E.J. Latessa, V.S. Burton Jr. and L.X. Lombardo. The correctional orientation of prison wardens: Is the rehabilitation idea supported?

17. Tewksbury, R. Motivations of post-secondary correctional educators.

VIII. Institutional Programming

18. Tewksbury, R. and E.E. Mustaine. “Insiders” Views of Prison Amenities: Beliefs and Perceptions of Correctional Staff Members.

19. Leukefeld, C.G. and F.R. Tims. Drug abuse treatment in prisons and jails.

VIII. Health Care Issues

20. Marquart, J.W., D.E. Merianos, J.L. Hebert, and L. Carroll. Health condition and prisoners: A review of research and emerging areas of inquiry.

21. Blumberg, M. and J.D. Laster. The impact of HIV/AIDS on corrections.

22. Dabney, D.A. and M.S. Vaughn. Incompetent jail and prison doctors.

IX. Inmate Families

23. Travis, J. Families and children.

24. Comfort, M. In the Tube at San Quentin: The “secondary prisonization” of women visiting inmates.

X. Age-Specific Issues in Corrections

25. Palacios, W.P. Moving beyond the “Pepsi generation:” the contemporary inmate subculture in juvenile correctional settings.

26. Reddington, F.P. and A.D. Sapp. Juveniles in adult prisons: Problems and prospects.

27. Kerbs, J.J. and J.M. Jolley. Challenges posed by older prisoners: What we know about America's aging prison population.

XI. Gender Issues in Corrections

28. Wooldredge, J.D. and K. Masters. Confronting problems faced by pregnant inmates in state prisons.

29. Poole, E.D. and M.R. Pogrebin. Gender and occupational culture conflict: A study of women jail officers.

XII. Death Row

30. Arrigo, B.A., C.R. Fowler and K.R. Blevins. The death row community revisited: Lessons learned from community psychology.

31. Radelet, M.L. Humanizing death row inmates.

XIII. Jails: Unique Challenges

32. Williams, J.L, D.G. Rodeheaver and D.W. Huggins. A comparative analysis of a new generation jail.

33. Green, B.L., J. Miranda and A. Daroowalla. Trauma exposure, mental health functioning and program needs of women in jail.

34. Luna-Firebaugh, E.M. Incarcerating ourselves: Tribal jails and corrections.

XIV. Corrections in the Community

35. Latessa, E.J. and L.F. Travis III. Residential community correctional programs.

36. Payne, B.K. and R.R. Gainey. A qualitative assessment of the pains experienced on electronic monitoring.

37. Petersilia, J. Prisoner reentry: Public safety and reintegration challenges.

XV. Future Directions in Corrections

38. MacKenzie, D.L. Corrections and sentencing in the 21st century: Evidence-based corrections and sentencing.

39. Toch, H. The future of supermax confinement.

40. Schneider, A.L. Public-private partnerships in the US prison system.
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