American Corrections

American Corrections

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In this second edition of their well-recieved introductory text, the authors offer the idea of the "corrections system" in order to enhance understanding of the complexity and variety of corrections. Students become aware that there are not just prisons, but a wide variety of programs and methods to deal with offenders. The authors consistently include contributions from several disciplines (such as history, political science, psychology, sociology, and law) in a clear and straightforward manner. This book should be of interest to 1st year undergraduate courses in criminology and American politics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 205.74 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 1,519.53g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0534120180
  • 9780534120184

Table of contents

Part One: The correctional context. The corrections system. Crime, the criminal justice system, and corrections. The history of correctional thought and practice. The punishment of offenders. The organization of corrections. The correctional client. Part Two: Correctional practice. Jails: detention and short-term incarceration. Probation. Incarceration. Institutional management. Institutional programs. The prison experience. Release from incarceration. Community corrections. Making it: supervision in the community. Part Three: Correctional issues and perspectives. Prisoners' rights. Corrections for women. Corrections for juveniles. American corrections today and tomorrow. Glossary. Index.
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