ISBN13:978-1133049739 ISBN10: 1133049737 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-1111841645 ISBN10: 1111841640
Summary: Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Tenth Edition. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions, incorporating high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines to reinforce important theories. The authors ''tell it like it is,'' offering you thought-provoking, unbiased examinations of such topics as assisting felons during the r
e-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, and surveillance. You'll also get a frontline view of careers in the corrections field.
Summary: Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Tenth Edition. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions, incorporating high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines to reinforce important theories. The authors ''tell it like it is,'' offering you thought-provoking, unbiased examinations of such topics as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, and surveillance. You'll also get a frontline view of careers in the corrections field. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:10TH 13 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 01/01/2012 International: No
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Todd R. Clear is Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. In addition, he has written several books and is founding editor of the journal CRIMINOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY (ASC). He has conducted extensive research on a range of topics in corrections, including sentencing policy, probation and parole supervision, institutional programs, corrections administration, and community justice. He has received awards from the American Probation and Parole Association, the International Association of Community Corrections, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for his work. During 2001, he was president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and vice president of the American Society of Criminology. Among his books are CONTROLLING THE OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY (with V. O'Leary); HARM IN AMERICAN PENOLOGY, THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (with David Karp); and AMERICAN CORRECTIONS (with G. Cole).
George F. Cole is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Recognized for his outstanding teaching and research, Professor Cole is a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He also held a fellowship at the National Institute of Justice and received two Fulbright-Hays Program research awards. Professor Cole developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and has published several criminal justice titles, including CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA (with Christopher E. Smith), AMERICAN CORRECTIONS (with Todd Clear and Michael Reisig), and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES (with Marc Gertz and Amy Bunger).
MICHAEL D. REISIG is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1996. Previously he was a faculty member at Michigan State University and Florida State University. His correctional research has appeared in several leading criminology journals, including Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Punishment & Society.
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Preface XV Part 1 The Correctional Context Chapter 1 The Corrections System 2 Chapter 2 The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice 24 Chapter 3 The History of Corrections in America 38 Chapter 4 The Punishment of Offenders 62 Chapter 5 The Law of Corrections 92 Chapter 6 The Correctional Client 120 Part 2 Correctional Practices Chapter 7 Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration 152 Chapter 8 Probation 182 Chapter 9 Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections 212 Chapter 10 Incarceration 238 Chapter 11 The Prison Experience 266 Chapter 12 Incarceration of Women 290 Chapter 13 Institutional Management 314 Chapter 14 Institutional Programs 344 Chapter 15 Release from Incarceration 374 Chapter 16 Making It: Supervision in the Community 396 Chapter 17 Corrections for Juvenile Offenders 424 Part 3 Correctional Issues and Perspectives Chapter 18 Incarceration Trends 452 Chapter 19 Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections 472 Chapter 20 The Death Penalty 488 Chapter 21 Surveillance and Control in the Community 510 Chapter 22 Community Justice 522 Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow 537 Glossary 544 Index 549 Photo Credits 567
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