Special Problems in Corrections / Edition 1 by Jeffrey Ian Ross | 9780131138742 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Special Problems in Corrections / Edition 1

Special Problems in Corrections / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Ian Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 013113874X

ISBN-13: 9780131138742

Pub. Date: 10/15/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Sets out to identify the most pressing issues affecting the correctional system today. Maintaining a solutions-focus, the book organizes problems into two distinct categories: those impacting the convicts and correctional facilities and those impacting the correctional officers and administrators. It examines long-standing, and emerging issues from a critical

Overview

Sets out to identify the most pressing issues affecting the correctional system today. Maintaining a solutions-focus, the book organizes problems into two distinct categories: those impacting the convicts and correctional facilities and those impacting the correctional officers and administrators. It examines long-standing, and emerging issues from a critical perspective, grounding discussion in empirical research and current events. Using the consistent voice of a single author, the book offers a no nonsense approach to explaining the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131138742
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK

1. What Is Corrections and What are Its Problems?

2. Myths of Corrections

PART TWO: PROBLEMS FOR CONVICTS AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

3. Misuse of Jails

4. Underfunding

5. Prison Conditions

6. Classification/Proper Assessment

7. Rehabilitation

8. Overburdened Community Correctional System

9. Overcrowding

PART THREE: PROBLEMS FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

10. Hiring Standards/Requirements

11. Training of Personnel

12. Working Conditions

13. Correctional Officer Deviance

14. Officer Pay and Workload

15. Officer Burnout

16. Management and Administration

17. The Future of Corrections

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