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Corrections : An Introduction

Corrections : An Introduction - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131421318

Cover of Corrections : An Introduction 05 (ISBN 978-0131421318)
ISBN13: 978-0131421318
ISBN10: 013142131X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Corrections : An Introduction - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131421318

Richard P. Seiter

ISBN13: 978-0131421318
ISBN10: 013142131X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

For courses in introduction to corrections and correctional institutions.

Experience the world of corrections from the inside in Corrections: An Introduction, the first introduction to corrections text written by an author that is both an accomplished scholar and a former corrections professional. Practical, contemporary and concise, the book introduces students to the people in the real world of corrections, what they do, why they do it, and the challenges they face every day. Illustrated throughout with full color charts, graphs and over 100 photographs taken by the author himself, Corrections: An Introduction shows students how corrections history, theory and research are put into practice.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter opens with Key Terms, Objectives, and an Introduction; and concludes with a Summary, Review Questions, and Endnotes.)

I. PUTTING CORRECTIONS IN PERSPECTIVE.

1. History of Crime and Corrections.

2. Sentencing and the Correctional Process.

II. CORRECTIONAL POLICY AND OPERATIONS.

3. Jails.

4. Probation and Intermediate Sanctions.

5. Prison Systems.

6. Parole and Prisoner Reentry.

III. CORRECTIONAL CLIENTS.

7. The Clients of Adult Correctional Agencies.

8. The Juvenile Correctional System.

9. Special Offenders.

IV.PRISON LIFE.

10. The Management of Prisons.

11. Prison Life for Inmates.

12. The World of Prison Staff.

13. Custody and Treatment.

14. Legal Issues and the Death Penalty.

V. CORRECTIONAL CHALLENGES.

15. Issues in Corrections.

16. Questions Regarding the Future of Corrections.