Turnstile Justice

Turnstile Justice : Issues in American Corrections

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A core text for courses in Introduction to Corrections/Correctional Issues and a supplemental text for courses across the criminal justice/corrections spectrum.

This collection of thoughtful and critical readings on the major issues facing corrections today offers a perspective for analyzing the social context within which current American punishment philosophy and practice take place. Each chapter deals with a major topic, policy, or strategy that is currently generating debate in the correctional field, and varying points of view reflect the diversity of thought on each critical issue. The author of each chapter provides factual information and data on an issue or topic and then invites students to step back and critically examine the impact of the correctional problem on the system or society.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 176.3 x 236.2 x 11.4mm | 367.42g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130409529
  • 9780130409522

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Turnstile Justice: Issues In American Corrections, 2nd Edition, offers a unique, pragmatic approach to the "sociology of corrections." Each chapter contains factual information, social context, and comprehensive research on today's critical correctional issues.

The work, edited and authored by Dr. Gido, features contributions from a wide variety of scholars and practitioners. The contents range from broad correctional issues like the impact of social change on corrections and contemporary punishment philosophies to specific problems like prison violence in adult and juvenile facilities, jailed fathers, boot camps, and community reactions to prison construction.

As a complement to an introductory text or "stand alone" source for a variety of critical issues courses and seminars, the book presents current topics and policies or strategies that are generating debate in the correctional field.
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Table of contents

About the Contributors.

1. Turnstile Justice: American Corrections in the New Millennium, Rosemary L. Gido.

2. Outside In: Societal Change and Its Impact on Corrections, John M. Klofas.

3. Correctional Philosophies: Varying Ideologies of Punishment, Ted Alleman.

4. Prison Violence: From Where I Stand, Victor Hassine.

5. The Inmate Subculture in Juvenile Correctional Settings, Dorothy L. Taylor and Wilson R. Palacios.

6. Health Care for Women Offenders: Challenge for the New Century, Phyllis Harrison Ross, M.D. and James E. Lawrence.

7. Jailed Fathers: Paternal Reactions to Separation from Children, Jamie S. Martin.

8. The Development and Diversity of Correctional Boot Camps, Gaylene Styve Armstrong, Angela R. Gover, and Doris Layton MacKenzie.

9. Detention in I.N.S. Jails: Bureaucracy, Brutality and a Booming Business, Michael Welch.

10. Postsecondary Correctional Education: The Imprisoned University, Jon Marc Taylor and Richard Tewksbury.

11. Community Perceptions about Prison Construction: A Case Study, Randy Martin, David Champion, and Todd Gibney.

12. Building Local Networks: A Guide for Jail Administrator Leadership, Dave Kalinich and Bruce Bikle.
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About Ted Alleman

Ted Alleman was an instructor of sociology and criminal justice at two Pennsylvania State University campuses for 20 years. Drawing on his experience as a systems analyst, he designed a computerized jail management system used in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and authored the text Introduction to Computing in Criminal Justice (1996). Mr. Alleman also taught in several Pennsylvania correctional institutions.

Rosemary L. Gido is associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The former director of research, Office of Program and Policy Analysis, New York State Commission of Correction, she directed the first national prison-based study of HIV/AIDS in the New York State prison system. A teacher at the college or university level for 30 years, her current research interest is a criminological analysis of the Molly Maguires. Dr. Gido is the editor of The Prison Journal.
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