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1483373371
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01/24/2017
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SAGE Publications
Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice / Edition 1

Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice / Edition 1

by Mary K. Stohr, Anthony Walsh

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ISBN-13: 9781483373379
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 142,789
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mary K. Stohr is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. She received a Ph D (1990) in political science, with specializations in criminal justice and public administration, from Washington State University. Many moons ago, and before she earned her graduate degrees, she worked as a correctional officer and then as a counselor in an adult male prison in Washington State. Professor Stohr has published over 80 academic works in the areas of correctional organizations and operation, correctional personnel, inmate needs and assessment, program evaluation, gender, and victimization. Her books, with others, include The American Prison (with Cullen and Jonson); Corrections: The Essentials (with Walsh); Correctional Assessment, Casework and Counseling (with Walsh); Corrections: A Text Reader (with Walsh and Hemmens); Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice Centered Organizations (with Collins); and The Prison Experience (with Hemmens). She is the Executive Director of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, received the Founders Award from ACJS in 2009, and is a Co-Founder of the Corrections Section of ACJS.


Anthony Walsh is a Professor of Criminology at Boise State University. He received his Ph D from Bowling Green State University at the ripe old age of 43. He has field experience in law enforcement and corrections. He is the author of over 150 journal articles/book chapters and 34 books, including Biology and Criminology (Routledge, 2009), Feminist Criminology Through a Biosocial Lens (Carolina Academic Press, 2011), Law, Justice, and Society (with Craig Hemmens, Oxford University Press, 2011), Correctional Assessment, Casework, and Counseling (with Mary K. Stohr, American Correctional Association, 2011), The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior: Gene-Brain-Culture Interaction (with Jon Bolen, Ashgate, 2012), Corrections: The Essentials (with Mary K. Stohr, SAGE, 2012), The Science Wars: The Politics of Gender and Race (Transaction, 2013), Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions (Anderson/Elsevier, 2014), Biosociology: Bridging the Biology-Sociology Divide (Transaction, 2014), and Criminology: The Essentials (Sage, 2015). His interests include the biosocial criminology, statistics, and criminal justice assessment and counseling.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF CORRECTIONS
Chapter 1: The Philosophical and Ideological Underpinnings of Corrections
Introduction: What Is Corrections?
The Foundation of Correctional Punishment
The Function of Punishment
The Major Punishment Justifications
The Due Process and Crime Control Models
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 2: Early Corrections: From Ancient Times to Colonial Jails and Prisons
Introduction: The Evolving Practice of Corrections
Themes: Truths That Underlie Correctional Practice
Early Punishments in Westernized Countries
Enlightenment—Paradigm Shift
Colonial Jails and Prisons
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 3: Correctional History: Early Prisons to Corrections Today
Introduction: The Grand Reforms
Early Modern Prisons
Emerging Prison Models
Early Prisons and Jails Not Reformed
The Renewed Promise of Reform
American Corrections in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Themes That Prevail in Correctional History
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 4: Ethics and Corrections
Introduction: To Do the Right Thing!
Ethical Foundation for Professional Practice
Why People Behave Unethically
How to Prevent Unethical Behavior and Promote Ethical Work Practices
War on Drugs = Attack on Ethics?
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
PART II: THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM
Chapter 5: Sentencing: The Application of Punishment
What Is Sentencing?
Types of Sentences
Plea Bargaining
Impact Statements at Sentencing
Structuring Judicial Sentencing Choices
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 6: Jails and Detention Centers
Introduction: The Community Institution
Jail Inmates and Their Processing
Trends in Jail Populations
Medical Problems
Suicides, Gangs, and Sexual Violence in Jails
Innovations in Jails
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 7: Special Problem-Solving Courts in Corrections
Introduction: What Are Problem-Solving Courts?
Drug Courts
Mental Health Courts
Veterans Courts
Domestic Violence Courts
Community Courts
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 8: Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediary Sanctions
The Origins of Probation
Probation Today
Why Do We Need Community Corrections?
The Probation Officer Role
Strategies to Reduce Recidivism
Intermediate Sanctions
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 9: Prisons and the Correctional Client
Introduction: The State of Prisons
Prison Organizations
Attributes of the Prison That Shape the Experience
The Prison Subculture
Violence
Social Support
Special Populations
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 10: Classification and Assessment of Offenders
What Is Classification and Assessment?
The History of Classification and Assessment
Classification Today
Assessment and Classification in Community Corrections
The CMC and Supervision Levels
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 11: Correctional Programming and Treatment
The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of Rehabilitation
Evidence-Based Practices
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Substance Abuse Programming
Anger Management
Sex Offenders and Their Treatment
Mentally Ill Offenders
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 12: Parole and Prisoner Reentry
What Is Parole?
Parole Boards
What Goes In Must Come Out: Prisoner Reentry Into the Community
Determining Parole Success
Approaches to Parole
Concluding Remarks on Reentry and Recidivism
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
PART III: CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Chapter 13: Correctional Organizations and Their Management
Introduction
Organizational-Level Factors That Affect Correctional Operations
Management Theories
Elements of Effective Organizations
Organizational Culture
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 14: The Corrections Experience for Staff
Introduction: What Is a Profession?
The State of the Work in Correctional Institutions and Programs
Why Require More Education and Training?
Individual-Level Factors That Affect the Correctional Workplace
Correctional Roles
The Subculture and Socialization
Staff Interactions With Inmates
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
PART IV: CORRECTIONAL CLIENTS
Chapter 15: Women and Corrections
Introduction
History and Growth
Women and Girls in Corrections Today
Female Correctional Officers
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 16: Minorities and Corrections
Introduction
Defining Race, Ethnicity, Disparity, and Discrimination
A Legacy of Racism
The Connection Between Class and Race/Ethnicity
Minorities: Policies and Practices That Have Resulted in Increased Incarceration
Minorities: Experiencing Incarceration
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 17: Juveniles and Corrections
Introduction: Delinquency and Status Offending
The Extent of Delinquency
The Juvenile Brain and Juvenile Behavior
History and Philosophy of Juvenile Justice
Processing Juvenile Offenders
Juvenile Community Corrections
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Part V: Special Topics in Corrections
Chapter 18: Legal Issues in Corrections
Introduction
The Rule of Law
Constitutional Rights
The Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders
Curtailing Prisoner Petitions
Legal Issues in Probation and Parole
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 19: The Death Penalty
The Death Penalty and Public Opinion
Methods of Execution Used in the United States
Challenges to the Death Penalty
Racial Disparity in Death Sentences
Women and the Death Penalty
The Death Penalty and Mental Disability and Mental Illness
The Innocence Revolution
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 20: Comparative Corrections: Punishment in Other Countries
The Importance of Comparative Corrections
The United Kingdom and the Common-Law System
France and the Civil-Law System
China and the Socialist-Law System
Saudi Arabia and the Islamic-Law System
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter 21: Corrections in the 21st Century
Introduction: Learning From the Past So That We Have Hope for the Future
Punitive Policies Yield Overuse of Corrections
Decarceration
Professionalization and Innovation
Privatization
Concluding Thoughts
• Summary
• Key Terms
• Discussion Questions
• Useful Internet Sites
Chapter Pretest Answers
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors

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