Correctional Administration

Correctional Administration : Integrating Theory and Practice

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For undergraduate courses in Correctional Management, Correctional Administration and Introduction to Corrections. Paying particular attention to present issues, policies and procedures, Correctional Administration provides excellent coverage of both theory and practice. The text is written to help students understand the past, present and future of corrections, the functions of correctional administrators and the issues that drive administrators to create new operational approaches to new challenges. The text is organized to provide readers with essential history and background, an understanding of critical issues, the functions of correctional operations and projections for future needs. Features excellent case studies and practical examples. The author brings over 20 years of experience in prisons and correctional agencies.show more

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  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 175.3 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 748.44g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130871478
  • 9780130871473

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"Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice" provides excellent coverage of both the theory and practice of correctional administration. This textbook helps students understand the past, present, arid future of corrections, the functions of correctional administrators, and the issues that will drive the roles required of administrators, as they create new operational approaches in response to new challenges. It is organized into five sections, each providing readers of essential history and background, an understanding of critical issues, the important functions of correctional operations, and projections for future needs and adjustments to correctional administration. "Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice" has several features that make it a unique learning opportunity for students. These include: In-depth coverage of topics in correctional administration and general public administration issues"Practical Perspectives: " excellent case studies incorporated throughout the text"You're the Correctional Administrator: " end-of-each-chapter discussion and exercises for students that place them in a decision making role where they mast solve a real problemWeb site linkages and exercises included at the end of each chapterUnderstandable and interesting writing styleshow more

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(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Web Linkages.) I. CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION. 1. Correctional Administration: Past to Present. 2. Leadership and Management of Corrections. 3. Creating a Vision, Mission Statement, and Strategic Plan. II. MANAGING OFFENDERS. 4. Punishment and Other Correctional Goals. 5. Programs and Services. 6. Offender Classification and Risk Assessment. III. MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT--THE PRISON SETTING. 7. Staff Organization and Functions. 8. Creating a Safe and Secure Environment. 9. Managing Violent and Disruptive Inmates. 10. The Basics: Food, Housing, and Medical Care. IV. MANAGING CORRECTIONAL STAFF. 11. Human Resource Management for Corrections. 12. Supervising and Empowering Employees. 13. The Role of Staff in Corrections. V. THE FUTURE OF CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION. 14. Critical Issues for Correctional Administration. 15. Confronting the Increasing Costs of Corrections. 16. The Future and Correctional Administration.show more

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