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American Corrections / Edition 10

American Corrections / Edition 10

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Providing an excellent foundation for the beginning corrections student in any department, this book provides a comprehensive look at all areas of the corrections system: institutional and alternative sanctions, prison life, correctional management and law, and corrections trends. Balanced in its treatment of institutional as well as alternative sanctions, this book offers a fresh and revealing look at the system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781133049739
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Todd R. Clear is the Provost at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He is currently involved in studies of religion and crime, the criminological implications of "place," and the concept of "community justice." He serves as founding editor of the journal Criminology and Public Policy. Previous writing covers the topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions, and sentencing policy. Clear has been elected to national office in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has served as a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in over 40 states and five nations, and his work has been recognized through several awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, and the International Community Corrections Association. Clear is the author of three books on community justice: COMMUNITY JUSTICE (Cengage Learning), WHAT IS COMMUNITY JUSTICE? (Sage), and THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (Westview). He is also author of IMPRISONING COMMUNITIES: HOW MASS INCARCERATION MAKES DISADVANTAGED PLACES WORSE (Oxford University Press).

Michael Reisig is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1996. Previously he was faculty member at Michigan State University and Florida State University. His corrections research has appeared in several leading criminology journals, including Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Punishment and Society.

The late George F. Cole was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He was recognized for outstanding teaching and research and in 1995 was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. A specialist in the administration of criminal justice, he published extensively on such topics as prosecution, courts, and corrections. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and was a Fellow at the National Institute of Justice (1988). Among his other accomplishments, he was granted two awards under the Fulbright-Hays Program to conduct criminal justice research in England and the former Yugoslavia.

Table of Contents

Part 1The Correctional Context
Chapter 1The Corrections System2
Chapter 2The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice24
Chapter 3The History of Corrections in America38
Chapter 4The Punishment of Offenders62
Chapter 5The Law of Corrections92
Chapter 6The Correctional Client120
Part 2Correctional Practices
Chapter 7Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration152
Chapter 8Probation182
Chapter 9Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections212
Chapter 10Incarceration238
Chapter 11The Prison Experience266
Chapter 12Incarceration of Women290
Chapter 13Institutional Management314
Chapter 14Institutional Programs344
Chapter 15Release from Incarceration374
Chapter 16Making It: Supervision in the Community396
Chapter 17Corrections for Juvenile Offenders424
Part 3Correctional Issues and Perspectives
Chapter 18Incarceration Trends452
Chapter 19Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections472
Chapter 20The Death Penalty488
Chapter 21Surveillance and Control in the Community510
Chapter 22Community Justice522
Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow537
Photo Credits567

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