This text provides a thorough overview of the increasingly complex filed of correctional administration. It draws on the hands-on experience of its expert editors and contributors to paint a vivid and insightful analysis of the turbulent world of prisons and jails.
- Carefully balanced blend of practice and theory. For students focused on finding a job after graduation, this information is invaluable
- Takes and theory and applies it to the day-to-day challenges students will face once they are in the workforce
- Variety of perspectives and analytic strategies; with contributors from a multitude of facilities and backgrounds, students get exposure to many different ideas and points of view.
Table of ContentsContents: HISTORY OF CONFINEMENT * The Legacy of Punishment * American Corrections: From the Beginning to World War II * American Corrections Since World War II * GOVERNING THE PRISON * The Organization of the Institution * Leadership and Innovation in Correctional Institutions: New Challenges for Barbed-Wire Bureaucrats and Entrepreneurs * Management Accountability * THE AMERICAN JAIL * Intake and Release in Evolving Jail Practice * Short-Term Institutions at the Local Level * Jails as Long-Term Facilities * INSTITUTIONAL DEPARTMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES * Custody and Security * Case Management/Unit Management * Education and Vocational Training * Prison Recreation * Providing Correctional Health Care Services * Mental Health Services in a Correctional Setting * Religious Programs * Receiving and Discharge, Mail, and Records Management * Facilities Management * Correctional Food Service * Institution Financial Operations * STAFF MANAGEMENT ISSUES * A Day in the Life of the Warden * Labor Relations in Corrections * Corruption of Prison Personnel * Mentoring: Developing Tomorrow� s Leadership * Correctional Officers Today: The Changing Face of the Workforce * Sexual Misconduct among Staff and Inmates * INMATE MANAGEMENT ISSUES * Corrections Countdown: Prisoners at the Cusp of the 21st Century * Inmate Disciplinary Procedures * Special Needs Offenders * Protective Custody Inmates * Gang Management in Corrections * Sex Offenders * The Death Penalty in the United States * Supermaximum Facilities * Classification: The Cornerstone of Corrections * Inmate Grievance Procedures * Boot Camps * Visiting in Prison * Rehabilitation: Reality or Myth? * PROGRAMMING IN PRISON *Inmate Maintenance Work Assignments * Prison Industries: The History and the Debate * Volunteering Inside * Drug Treatment Behind Bars * LEGAL OVERSIGHT AND PRISONER RIGHTS * Compliance with the Constitution * Prisoners� Access to the Courts * AMERICAN PRISON ARCHITECTURE * Prison Architecture * Accommodating Inmates with Disabilities * Building New Correctional Facilities * EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS * Causes of Institutional Unrest * Preparing for Chaos: Emergency Management * Hostage Situations in Correctional Facilities * The Use of Force in Correctional Institutions * Working with the Media * COMMUNITY RELATIONS * Community Relations Boards * The Value of Association * TECHNOLOGY AND CORRECTIONS * Information Management * New Technology Behind Bars * CREATING THE FUTURE * The Future of Sentencing * Growth of the Private Sector * Political Involvement in Penal Operations * Creating the Future: Strategic Positioning in Corrections * Index