Correctional Contexts

Correctional Contexts : Contemporary and Classical Readings

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Combining classical and contemporary articles on corrections, this acclaimed anthology traces the history and origins of corrections and punishment in the United States while also examining current issues and trends in the field. Introductions frame each section and article in the book, guiding students through each set of readings. Key issues and concepts are clearly defined, and insightful discussion questions accompany each article. A comprehensive online Instructor's Manual/Testing Program, written by Barbara Sims, is also more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 816.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • line illus.
  • 0195330579
  • 9780195330571

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*=NEW TO THIS EDITION; PART I: HISTORY AND PURPOSE OF PUNISHMENT AND IMPRISONMENT; 1. The Spectacle of Suffering, Pieter C. Spierenburg; 2. The Discovery of the Asylum, David J. Rothman; 3. A Look at Prison History, Thorsten Sellin; 4. Partial Justice: Women, Prisons, and Social Control, Nicole Hahn Rafter; * 5. Sentencing in the United States, Lawrence F. Travis III; 6. Assessing the Penal Harm Movement, Francis T. Cullen; PART II: LIVING AND WORKING IN PRISON; 7. Characteristics of Total Institutions, Erving Goffman; 8. The Prison Community, Donald Clemmer; * 9. In Search of the Convict Code, Victor Hassine; * 10. Varieties of Punishment, Jack Abbott; 11. Prisons in Turmoil, John Irwin; 12. Comparing the Quality of Confinement and Cost-Effectiveness of Public Versus Private Prisons: What We Know, Why We Do Not Know More, and Where to Go From Here, Dina Perrone and Travis Pratt; 13. Supermax Prisons: Panacea or Desperation?, Rodney J. Henningsen, W. Wesley Johnson, and Terry Wells; * 14. Relationships Between Inmates and Guards, Victor Hassine; * 15. A Block, Ted Conover; PART III: PRISON POLICY AND INMATE RIGHTS; * 16. The Past and Future of U.S. Prison Policy, Craig Haney and Philip Zimbardo; * 17. Torture at Abu Ghraib, Seymour M. Hersh; * 18. The Supreme Court and Prisoners' Rights, Jack E. Call; PART IV: INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMMING AND TREATMENT; 19. What Works? Questions and Answers About Prison Reform, Robert Martinson; * 20. The Principles of Effective Correctional Programs, Don A. Andrews; 21. Substance Abuse in U.S. Prisons, Roger Peters and Marc L. Steinberg; * 22. Recidivism of Sex Offenders, Tim Bynum, Madeline Carter, Scott Matson, and Charles Onley; 23. What Works for Female Offenders: A Meta-Analytic Review, Craig Dowden and Don A. Andrews; 24. Identifying and Treating the Mentally Disordered Prison Inmate, Eliot Hartstone, Henry J. Steadman, Pamela Clark Robbins, and John Monahan; 25. A Quantitative Review and Description of Corrections-Based Education, Vocation, and Work Programs, David B. Wilson, Catherine A. Gallagher, Mark B. Coggeshall, and Doris L. MacKenzie; * 26. Beyond Correctional Quackery: Professionalism and the Possibility of Effective Treatment, Edward J. Latessa, Francis T. Cullen, and Paul Gendreau; PART V: RELEASE FROM PRISON AND PAROLE; * 27. Reentry Reconsidered: A New Look at an Old Question, Jeremy Travis and Joan Petersilia; 28. Halfway Houses (Updated), Edward J. Latessa, Lawrence F. Travis III, and Christopher T. Lowenkamp; * 29. Welcome Home? Examining the 'Reentry Court' Concept from a Strengths-Based Perspective, Shadd Maruna and Thomas P. LeBel; * 30. Effective Services for Parolees with Mental Illnesses, Arthur J. Lurigio; PART VI: NEW DIRECTIONS; 31. Three Strikes and You're Out: The Political Sentencing Game, Peter J. Benekos and Alida V. Merlo; 32. 'Infamous Punishment': The Psychological Consequences of Isolation, Craig Haney; 33. 'This Man Has Expired': Witness to an Execution, Robert Johnson; 34. It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge, John Irwin and James Austin; * 35. Reconsidering Restorative Justice: The Corruption of Benevolence Revisited?, Sharon Levrant, Francis T. Cullen, Betsy Fulton, and John F. Wozniak; * 36. Dollars and Sentences: Legislators' Views on Prisons, Punishments, and the Budget Crisis, Vera Institute of Justiceshow more

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