Special Problems in Corrections

Special Problems in Corrections

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Sets out to identify the most pressing issues affecting the correctional system today. Maintaining a solutions-focus, the book organizes problems into two distinct categories: those impacting the convicts and correctional facilities and those impacting the correctional officers and administrators. It examines long-standing, and emerging issues from a critical perspective, grounding discussion in empirical research and current events. Using the consistent voice of a single author, the book offers a no nonsense approach to explaining the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 193.04 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 013113874X
  • 9780131138742

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Sets out to identify the most pressing issues affecting the correctional system today. Maintaining a solutions-focus, the book organizes problems into two distinct categories: those impacting the convicts and correctional facilities and those impacting the correctional officers and administrators. It examines long-standing, and emerging issues from a critical perspective, grounding discussion in empirical research and current events. Using the consistent voice of a single author, the book offers a no nonsense approach to explaining the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public.show more

Table of contents

PART ONE: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK1. What Is Corrections and What are Its Problems?2. Myths of Corrections PART TWO: PROBLEMS FOR CONVICTS AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES3. Misuse of Jails4. Underfunding5. Prison Conditions6. Classification/Proper Assessment7. Rehabilitation8. Overburdened Community Correctional System9. Overcrowding PART THREE: PROBLEMS FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATORS10. Hiring Standards/Requirements11. Training of Personnel12. Working Conditions13. Correctional Officer Deviance14. Officer Pay and Workload15. Officer Burnout16. Management and Administration17. The Future of Correctionsshow more