Introduction to Corrections / Edition 5 available in Hardcover
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- Pearson Education
Unique in perspective and exceptionally comprehensive in coverage, this book provides a complete "cutting-edge" overview of the entire field of corrections. Easy to read and extensively illustrated with quick- reference charts and graphs, it offers a balanced "insider's" (e.g., correctional employees, ex-offenders, inmates) view of how Corrections works in the real world including the most current trends and controversies. Offers exceptionally strong coverage of jails, juvenile corrections, corrections management, and staffing, and provides pro and con explorations of all controversial issues and current trends. Examines high- tech innovations in Corrections from ground-penetrating radar to telemedicine, smart cards, retinal image scanning, and variable threat lasers. Explores proactive approaches for reducing crowding, controlling inmates, and managing stress. Provides a review of what works in correctional treatment from acupuncture and "pet therapy" to cognitive restructuring and therapeutic communities. Discusses current trends in correctional accreditation, work-force diversity, security threat groups (prison gangs), and the skyrocketing costs of geriatric inmates. Features a chapter on legal issues and liability that covers topics ranging from Constitutional rights and landmark correctional cases to liability trends and employee drug testing to federal Legislation to curtail frivolous inmate lawsuits. Features unique "Close-up's on Corrections" short, human interest profiles often written in the words of ex-offenders, inmates, or correctional employees themselves. For corrections practitioners, government officials, and anyone interested in the recent developments, controversies, and trends in corrections today.
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.32(d)|
Table of ContentsI. THE NATURE, SCOPE, AND FUNCTION OF CORRECTIONS.
1. The Correctional Framework.
2. Crime and the Correctional Process.
3. The Correctional Client.
4. The Development of Corrections.
II. CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, PRACTICES AND INSTITUTIONS.
5. Community-Based Alternatives.
6. Jails: Pretrial Detention and Short-Term Confinement.
7. Prisons and Other Correctional Facilities.
III. CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS: CUSTODY, TREATMENT, CONFINEMENT, AND RELEASE.
8. Institutional Procedures: Custody.
9. Institutional Procedures: Treatment.
10. The Effects of Institutional Life.
11. Transition From Confinement to Community
IV. SPECIAL TOPICS, LEGAL ISSUES, AND THE FUTURE.
12. Special Populations in Corrections.
13. Juvenile Corrections.
14. Staff: The Key Ingredient.
15. Legal Issues and Liability
16. Current Trends and Future Issues.