Key Correctional Issues

Key Correctional Issues

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For courses in introduction to corrections and issues in corrections

This combination text/reader discusses a broad range of topical correctional issues to present instructors and students with reference points for further discussion. Placing corrections in historical and social contexts, this unique book seeks to connect correctional issues to broader questions concerning the meanings of and rationales for punishment in the 21st century.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 172.7 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130358614
  • 9780130358615

Table of contents



About the Authors and Contributors.

1. The Correctional Key: In/Out, Roslyn Muraskin.
2. Correctional Overview, Roslyn Muraskin.
3. Correctional History, Roslyn Muraskin.

4. Changing Goals of Corrections, Roslyn Muraskin.
5. Introduction to "Prisoner Reentry: The Law of Imprisonment,"Roslyn Muraskin.
6. Prisoner Reentry The Law of Imprisonment, Jeremy Travis.
7. Suicide in Prisons and Jails, Christine Tartaro.
8. Religion in Correctional Settings, Melvina T. Sumter and Todd R. Clear.
9. Mentally Disordered Offenders in Corrections, Key Sun.
10. Technocorrections: Biometric Scanning and Corrections, Janice Joseph and Rupendra Simlot.
11. Prisoners' Constitutional Rights, Kate King.
12. An Alternative to Incarceration: Contemporary Use of Shaming Penalties in the United States, Kathleen M. Simon and Ruth Ann Strickland.
13. Arresting Decline and Unlocking Potential: The Standards and Accreditation Approach to Professionalizing Jails, Scott Blough and Keith N. Haley.
14. Inside the Jail: A Look at Building Design and Inmate Supervision, Christine Tartaro.
15. Correctional Education: The History, Research. and Future, Dale J. Ardovini-Brooker.
16. California, Texas and Florida: The Big Three in Corrections, Donna M. Vandiver.

17. Concerns of Female Prisoners, Roslyn Muraskin.
18. What Do We Do With All of These Women Coming into the System: Women in Prison/Jail, Karen Fein.
19. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Needs of Women Offenders Who are Deaf: A Case Study, Katrina R. Miller.

20. Issues in the Use of Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances During the Sentencing Phase of Capital Murder Trials, Beth Bjerregarrd, M. Dwayne Smith and Sondra J. Fogel.
21. The Death Penalty, Alan S. Bruce and Theresa A. Severance.
22. Where is the Place in the Criminal Justice System for the Death Penalty and How the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act Effects the War on Terrorism, Neal S. Elover.

23. Conclusions, Roslyn Muraskin.
Appendix A. Corrections in the Twenty-First Century,Roslyn Muraskin.
Appendix B & C. Bureau of Justice Statistics (References).
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About Roslyn Muraskin

Dr. Roslyn Muraskin received her Ph.D. in criminal justice from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her Masters' degree is from New York University, School of Government, and her B.A. degree is from Queens College, where she majored in Political Science-Speech. She is a Full Professor at the C.W Post of Long Island University, where she teaches criminal justice. She was an Associate Dean in the College of Management for nine years and now directs the activities of the Long Island Women's Institute, College of Management, as well as the activities of the Alumni Chapter, also for the College of Management. She currently holds the position of Trustee of Region One for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. She is a past President of the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS).

Her works include Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century (Prentice Hall, 4th edition, forthcoming); It's a Crime: Women and Justice (Prentice Hall, now in its 3rd edition); and Morality and the Law (Prentice Hall). She is the Women's Series editor for Prentice Hall as well as the editor of the refereed journal published quarterly, A Critical Journal of Crime Law and Society, published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (formerly The Justice Professional). She is the author of many published papers and articles and is often quoted in the media as an expert in women's issues and issues of criminal justice.

She is the recipient of many awards, including Woman of the Year, Award for Excellence from the Minorities Section of ACJS, and the Fellow Award from the NEACJS. She has been honored for her work with AIDS education by the Long Island Association for AIDS Care.

This work represents Dr. Muraskins tenth text in the field of criminal justice.
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