Corrections in the United States

Corrections in the United States : A Contemporary Perspective

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For one-semester, undergraduate/graduate introductory corrections courses.Comprehensive in scope and contemporary in perspective, this introduction to corrections in the U.S. covers the history, functions, types, and issues of jails and prisons. It explains parole and community-based corrections programs; surveys various aspects of corrections personnel; and explores the special issues of women and juveniles in relation to the system. Up-to-date material, and legal cases affecting correctional law and institutional corrections, provide students with broad coverage of both institutional and community corrections, probation, and more

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  • Paperback | 742 pages
  • 180.8 x 244.3 x 34.8mm | 1,215.64g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130867616
  • 9780130867612

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Corrections: Philosophy, Goals, and History. 2. Classifying Offenders, Sentencing Systems, and Sentencing Issues. 3. Jails: History, Functions, and Types of Inmates. 4. Jail Administration: Officer Training, Inmate Supervision, and Contemporary Issues. 5. Prisons and Prisoners. 6. Corrections Administration and the Privatization of Prisons. 7. Jailhouse Lawyers and Inmate Rights. 8. Diversion and Standard and Intensive Supervised Probation Programs. 9. Parole, Parole Programs, and Community Corrections. 10. Correctional Officer Selection and Training. 11. Women and Corrections. 12. Juvenile Corrections. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Case more

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DEAN J. CHAMPION is professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Texas A&M International University. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law.Dr. Champion has written more than 25 texts and/or edited works and maintains memberships in ten different professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is former editor of the ACJS/Anderson Series on Issues in Crime and Justice (1993-1996) and the Journal of Crime and Justice (1995-1998). He was the Visiting Scholar for the National Center for Juvenile Justice in 1992 and is presently first vice president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.Among his published books for Prentice Hall are Basic Statistics for Social Research (1970, 1981); Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology (1993, 2000); The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law (1992, 1998, 2001); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective (1990, 1998, 2001) Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections (1990, 1996, 1999); Policing in the Community (w/George Rush) (1996); and The Administration of Justice Systems (forthcoming). Works with other publishers include The Sociology of Organizations (McGraw-Hill); Research Methods in Social Relations (John Wiley); Sociology (Holt, Rinehart and Winston); The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (Praeger Publishers); Juvenile Transfer Hearings (w/G. Larry Mays) (Praeger Publishers); Measuring Offender Risk (Greenwood Press); and Criminal Justice in the United States (Wadsworth).Dr. Champion's primary research interests relate to attorney use in juvenile justice proceedings and plea more