Corrections Today: 21st Century Challenges

Corrections Today: 21st Century Challenges

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Balancing pros and cons, and marked by an optimism that is not generally characteristic of corrections, this book tackles controversial issues and takes on the " 21st century challenges" transforming the field today. Comprehensive coverage includes the need for custody as well as treatment; the emergence of restorative as well as retributive justice; the importance of jails as well as prisons; the development of private as well as public correctional facilities; the use of community-based alternatives as well as custodial confinement; and the rights as well as restrictions of those behind bars. Controversial issues such as capital punishment, inmate amenities, truth-in sentencing, speculative prisons, electronic monitoring, boot camps, home furloughs, substance abuse interventions, and the use of condoms behind bars, will familiarize readers with the " hot topics" of the field. For anyone with an interest in correctional facilities and their administration.
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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 167.6 x 242.9 x 19mm | 505g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0131101013
  • 9780131101012