American Corrections / Edition 4

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American Corrections / Edition 4

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780534507886
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Series: Criminal Justice Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 586

About the Author

Todd R. Clear is the University Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey. He is currently involved in studies of mass incarceration, the impact of prison policy on communities and the concept of "community justice." He was founding editor of the journal Criminology and Public Policy. His previous writing covers the topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions and sentencing policy. Clear has served as president of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has been 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 two recent books on correctional policy: IMPRISONING COMMUNITIES: HOW MASS INCARCERATION MAKES DISADVANTAGED PLACES WORSE (Oxford University Press) and THE PUNISHMENT IMPERATIVE: THE RISE AND FAILURE OF MASS INCARCERATION (NYU 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 a 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. He co-authored several other Cengage Learning/Wadsworth criminal justice titles, including THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES.

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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