Summary: The need for corrections officers is projected to increase by 16% by 2016 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). This is great news for students completing their criminal justice or criminology degrees as there will be ample employment opportunity. Drs. DeLisi and Conis provide their unparalleled research expertise/productivity and nearly 40 years of combined criminal justice practitioner experience to make American Corrections: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice, Second Edition the ideal ...show more introductory text for the corrections course. They use a straightforward writing style that is scholarly, engaging, and fun. Updated throughout, it contains both classic and cutting-edge contemporary data on correctional topics drawing from the fields of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, government, and public policy.The text is broken down into four parts, starting with an overview of corrections, including the history and also the philosophy of corrections. It progresses to discuss the management of offender risk and covers the sentencing, diversion, and pretrial treatment of offenders. Part III delves into the prison system and includes chapters on inmate behavior, prison organization, parole, and reentry of the offender in to society. This comprehensive introduction wraps up with special topics in corrections, including juveniles, women, and capital punishment and civil committment.Key Features of the Revised Second Edition:-Now available in paperback!-Revised to be more sociologically-focused, this Second Edition includes boxes throughout highlighting the effects on community.-Provides an increased focus on gender, race, and immigration issues.-Contains more content discussing the philosophy of corrections, encouraging your students to see the big-picture and think critically of the subject.-Every new copy includes an access code to the accompanying student companion website featuring a variety of interactive study aids.Exciting new content added to the Second E ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 13
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