Essentials of Corrections, 3rd Edition / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
The first "core" corrections book published by Thomson Wadsworth, ESSENTIALS OF CORRECTIONS, Third Edition introduces students to the essential elements of the United States' corrections system without overwhelming students with excessive detail or unnecessary technical jargon. Unbiased and accessible, this text includes coverage of the history of corrections, the key theories relating to crime causation, new chapters on race and gender issues in corrections, programs and approaches that are currently successful, and alternatives to incarceration. The authors' unparalleled practical approach, reinforced by contemporary examples, helps students understand the role corrections plays in our society and provides them with useful information about professional opportunities in the field.
|Edition description:||With Online Study Guide and InfoTrac|
|Product dimensions:||7.94(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.81(d)|
About the Author
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.