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Corrections in the 21st Century,9780078140921

Corrections in the 21st Century

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Edition: 7th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 3/5/2014
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education

Summary

Corrections in the 21st Century uses a practical approach to introduce students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, and the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field.

Table of Contents

Dedication

About the Authors

Brief Contents

Expanded Contents

Boxed Features

Preface

Part 1 Introduction to Corrections

Chapter 1 Corrections: An Overview

Chapter 2 Punishments: A Brief History

Chapter 3 Sentencing: To Punish or to Reform?

Part 2 Community Corrections

Chapter 4 Diversion and Probation: How Most Offenders Are Punished

Chapter 5 Intermediate Sanctions: Between Probation and Incarceration

Part 3 Institutional Corrections

Chapter 6 Jails: Way Stations Along the Justice Highway

Chapter 7 Prisons Today: Change Stations or Warehouses?

Chapter 8 Parole: Early Release and Reentry

Part 4 The Prison World

Chapter 9 The Staff World: Managing the Prison Population

Chapter 10 The Inmate World: Living Behind Bars

Chapter 11 The Legal World: Prisoners’ Rights

Chapter 12 Special Prison Populations: Prisoners Who Are Substance Abusers, Who Have HIV/AIDS, Who Are Mentally Challenged, and Who Are Elderly

Part 5 Issues in Corrections

Chapter 13 Prison Issues and Concerns: Overcrowding, Security, Accreditation, Privatization,and Technology

Chapter 14 The Victim: Helping Those in Need

Chapter 15 Death: The Ultimate Sanction

Chapter 16 Juvenile Corrections: End of an Era?

Endnotes

Glossary

Credits

Case Index

Subject Index

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