Corrections: An Introduction

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Corrections: An Introduction

Format:  Paperback,

600 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publish Date: Jan 2010

ISBN-13: 9780135060827

ISBN-10: 0135060826

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This book examines corrections not just from an academic view, but from those who are at the center of the system. It includes correctional history and theory, yet concentrates on what professionals do, why they do it, and the challenges they face every day. Taking an insider's view, this edition discusses the impact of budgetary challenges, alternatives to incarceration and updates to legal decisions. This book is fully updated to include the latest on: This is just the standalone book.
  • Problems solving courts (mental health)
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Staff recruitment and retention issues
  • Private prisons
  • Correctional technology
  • Prisoner reentry
Some new features to this edition include:
  • New A new section on the impact of budgetary challenges
  • New A new section on alternatives to incarceration
  • New Updated legal decisions
This is a perfect resource for individuals and taxpayers interested in today's criminal justice system, and an understanding of how programs operate and how much they cost.

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Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publish Date: Jan 2010
ISBN-13: 9780135060827
ISBN-10: 0135060826
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 600
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.4 x 0.9 x 10.8

Chapter outline

Putting Corrections in Perspective
History of Crime and Punishment
Sentencing and the Correctional Process
Correctional Policy and Operations
Jails
Probation and Intermediate Sanctions
Prisons
Parole and Prisoner Reentry
Correctional Clients
The Clients of Adult Correctional Agencies
The Juvenile Correctional System
Special Offenders
Prison Life
The Management of Prisons
Prison Life for Inmates
The World of Prison Staff
Custody and Treatment
Legal Issues and the Death Penalty
Correctional Challenges
Issues in Corrections
Questions Regarding the Future of Corrections

Book description

This book examines corrections not just from an academic view, but from those who are at the center of the system. It includes correctional history and theory, yet concentrates on what professionals do, why they do it, and the challenges they face every day. Taking an insider’s view, this edition discusses the impact of budgetary challenges, alternatives to incarceration and updates to legal decisions. This book is fully updated to include the latest on: T his is just the standalone book.

  • Problems solving courts (mental health)
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Staff recruitment and retention issues
  • Private prisons
  • Correctional technology
  • Prisoner reentry

Some new features to this edition include:

  • New! A new section on the impact of budgetary challenges
  • New! A new section on alternatives to incarceration
  • New! Updated legal decisions

This is a perfect resource for individuals and taxpayers interested in today's criminal justice system, and an understanding of how programs operate and how much they cost.

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