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Special Problems in Corrections

Special Problems in Corrections - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131138742

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ISBN13: 978-0131138742
ISBN10: 013113874X
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Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
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Special Problems in Corrections - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131138742

Jeffrey Ian Ross

ISBN13: 978-0131138742
ISBN10: 013113874X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Sets out to identify the most pressing issues affecting the correctional system today. Maintaining a solutions-focus, the book organizes problems into two distinct categories: those impacting the convicts and correctional facilities and those impacting the correctional officers and administrators. It examines long-standing, and emerging issues from a critical perspective, grounding discussion in empirical research and current events. Using the consistent voice of a single author, the book offers a no nonsense approach to explaining the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public. Explores topics such as the misuse of jails, underfunding, prison conditions, classification, assessment, rehabilitation, crowding etc. Explores topics such as hiring standards, training, working conditions, correctional officer deviance, officer pay and workload, officer burnout, etc. Examines both long-standing and emerging issues impacting correctional facilities from a solutions point of view. Provides readers with realistic solutions to address and solve common problems in corrections. Views corrections as a system with interconnected parts and addresses the related and connected nature of many of the problems in corrections. Correctional officers and correctional managers. Anyone involved or interested in corrections and the corrections systems.

Table of Contents

PART ONE. LAYING THE GROUNDWORK

1. What Is Corrections and What are Its Problems?
2. Myths of Corrections

PART TWO. PROBLEMS FOR CONVICTS AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

3. Misuse of Jails
4. Underfunding
5. Prison Conditions
6. Classification/Proper Assessment
7. Rehabilitation
8. Overburdened Community Correctional System
9. Overcrowding

PART THREE. PROBLEMS FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

10. Hiring Standards/Requirements
11. Training of Personnel
12. Working Conditions
13. Correctional Officer Deviance
14. Officer Pay and Workload
15. Officer Burnout
16. Management and Administration
17. The Future of Corrections

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