Summary: For introduction to corrections courses.
Comprehensive in scope and contemporary in perspective, this introduction to corrections in the U.S. covers the history, functions, types, and issues of jails and prisons. It explains parole and community-based corrections programs, surveys the duties of corrections personnel, and explores the special issues of women and juveniles in the corrections system. Up-to-date material and legal cases affecting correctional ...show morelaw and institutional corrections provide students with broad coverage of both institutional and community corrections. ...show less
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