American Corrections / Edition 4 available in Paperback
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.
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 1||The Correctional Context|
|Chapter 1||The Corrections System||2|
|Chapter 2||The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice||24|
|Chapter 3||The History of Corrections in America||38|
|Chapter 4||The Punishment of Offenders||62|
|Chapter 5||The Law of Corrections||92|
|Chapter 6||The Correctional Client||120|
|Part 2||Correctional Practices|
|Chapter 7||Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration||152|
|Chapter 9||Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections||212|
|Chapter 11||The Prison Experience||266|
|Chapter 12||Incarceration of Women||290|
|Chapter 13||Institutional Management||314|
|Chapter 14||Institutional Programs||344|
|Chapter 15||Release from Incarceration||374|
|Chapter 16||Making It: Supervision in the Community||396|
|Chapter 17||Corrections for Juvenile Offenders||424|
|Part 3||Correctional Issues and Perspectives|
|Chapter 18||Incarceration Trends||452|
|Chapter 19||Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections||472|
|Chapter 20||The Death Penalty||488|
|Chapter 21||Surveillance and Control in the Community||510|
|Chapter 22||Community Justice||522|
|Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow||537|