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Essentials of Corrections, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Essentials of Corrections, 3rd Edition / Edition 3


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ISBN-13: 9780534628833
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Edition description: With Online Study Guide and InfoTrac
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.94(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Dr. Mays was a Knoxville, Tennessee police officer for five years prior to completing his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Tennessee in 1979. He has previously taught at Appalachian State and East Tennessee State Universities. Dr. Mays has served as a consultant to the Department of Corrections, State Police, Youth Authority, and Association of Counties in New Mexico and to the El Paso, Texas Police Department. From 1981 to 1990, Dr. Mays was head of the New Mexico State University Department of Criminal Justice. His primary areas of research interest are jails, court organization and administration, and juvenile justice.

Tom Winfree received his Ph.D. (sociology) degree from the University of Montana in 1976. Besides his current position as professor of criminal justice at New Mexico State University, he has held academic appointments at the University of New Mexico, East Texas State University (now Texas A and M University, Commerce), and Louisiana State University. Tom has authored or co-authored over 70 refereed journal articles, 20-plus book chapters, and numerous reports. He is co-author, with Howard Abadinsky, of UNDERSTANDING CRIME (Wadsworth, 2003). Included among Tom's research interests are youth gangs, police socialization, and contemporary justice system responses to drug and alcohol problems.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. A Brief History of Punishments and Corrections. 3. Sentencing and Criminal Sanctions. 4. Jails and Detention Facilities. 5. Institutional Corrections. 6. Inmates. 7. Probation and Parole. 8. Community Corrections. 9. The Corrections Work World. 10. Administration of Corrections Program. 11. Corrections, Law and Inmate Litigation. 12. Gender Issues in Corrections. 13. Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections. 14. The Future of Corrections.

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