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Corrections in the 21st Century (Text Only)

Corrections in the 21st Century (Text Only) - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0028025674

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ISBN10: 0028025679
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Publisher: Glencoe Publishing Co.
Published: 2001
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Corrections in the 21st Century (Text Only) - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0028025674

Frank Schmalleger and John Ortiz Smykla

ISBN13: 978-0028025674
ISBN10: 0028025679
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Glencoe Publishing Co.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Corrections in the 21st Century takes a practical approach to introducing students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections. It equips them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its three-pronged approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, including professionalism, policy issues, and society's avowed goals for the correctional enterprise; a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, including the everyday operations of correctional agencies, prisons, jails, and the procedures of parole and probation; and the development of personal skills that are applicable to the corrections field. A central theme throughout the text is professionalism in corrections.

Features :

  • The Staff Speaks presents correctional professionals describing in their own words their work in the corrections profession.
  • The Offender Speaks presents offenders describing in their own words their experiences and reactions to the correctional system.
  • Career Profile highlights the training, educational background, and job responsibilities of current correctional professionals.
  • Job Ads focus on selected employment offerings from the wide range of opportunities in the field of corrections.
  • Looking to the Future focuses on important issues that will significantly impact the future of corrections.
  • On-the-Job Issues present workplace scenarios that encourage students to apply chapter concepts and develop decision-making skills.
  • Correction Issues provide topics of concern in the corrections field that encourage students to develop critical thinking skills.

Author Bio

Schmalleger, Frank : Director, Justice Research Association


Smykla, John Ortiz : University of Alabama

Table of Contents

1.Corrections: The Profession
2.Sentencing: To Punish or To Reform?
3.Punishments: A Brief History
4.Jails: Way Stations Along the Justice Highway
5.Diversion and Probation: Alternatives to Imprisonment
6.Intermediate Sanctions: Corrections in the Community
7.Prisons Today: Change Stations or Warehouses?
8.The Staff World: Managing the Prison Population
9.The Inmate World: Living Behind Bars
10.Legal Aspects: Prisons and the Courts
11.The Prison Environment: Issues and Concerns
12.Parole: Early Release and Reintegration
13.Death: The Ultimate Sanction
14.Juvenile Corrections: End of an Era?
15.The Victim: Role in the Correctional Process
16.Careers: Your Future in Corrections

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