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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131138742
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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