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American Corrections

American Corrections - 10th edition

American Corrections - 10th edition

ISBN13: 9781133049739

ISBN10: 1133049737

American Corrections by Todd R. Clear - ISBN 9781133049739
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 10TH 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
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American Corrections by Todd R. Clear - ISBN 9781133049739

ISBN13: 9781133049739

ISBN10: 1133049737

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 10TH 13

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Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Tenth Edition. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions, incorporating high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines to reinforce important theories. The authors ''tell it like it is,'' offering you thought-provoking, unbiased examinations of such topics as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, and surveillance. You'll also get a frontline view of careers in the corrections field.

Author Bio

Todd R. Clear is Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. In addition, he has written several books and is founding editor of the journal CRIMINOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY (ASC). He has conducted extensive research on a range of topics in corrections, including sentencing policy, probation and parole supervision, institutional programs, corrections administration, and community justice. He has received awards from the American Probation and Parole Association, the International Association of Community Corrections, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for his work. During 2001, he was president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and vice president of the American Society of Criminology. Among his books are CONTROLLING THE OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY (with V. O'Leary); HARM IN AMERICAN PENOLOGY, THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (with David Karp); and AMERICAN CORRECTIONS (with G. Cole).

George F. Cole is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Recognized for his outstanding teaching and research, Professor Cole is a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He also held a fellowship at the National Institute of Justice and received two Fulbright-Hays Program research awards. Professor Cole developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and has published several criminal justice titles, including CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA (with Christopher E. Smith), AMERICAN CORRECTIONS (with Todd Clear and Michael Reisig), and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES (with Marc Gertz and Amy Bunger).

MICHAEL D. REISIG is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1996. Previously he was a faculty member at Michigan State University and Florida State University. His correctional research has appeared in several leading criminology journals, including Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Punishment & Society.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface XV
Part 1 The Correctional Context
Chapter 1 The Corrections System 2
Chapter 2 The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice 24
Chapter 3 The History of Corrections in America 38
Chapter 4 The Punishment of Offenders 62
Chapter 5 The Law of Corrections 92
Chapter 6 The Correctional Client 120
Part 2 Correctional Practices
Chapter 7 Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration 152
Chapter 8 Probation 182
Chapter 9 Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections 212
Chapter 10 Incarceration 238
Chapter 11 The Prison Experience 266
Chapter 12 Incarceration of Women 290
Chapter 13 Institutional Management 314
Chapter 14 Institutional Programs 344
Chapter 15 Release from Incarceration 374
Chapter 16 Making It: Supervision in the Community 396
Chapter 17 Corrections for Juvenile Offenders 424
Part 3 Correctional Issues and Perspectives
Chapter 18 Incarceration Trends 452
Chapter 19 Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections 472
Chapter 20 The Death Penalty 488
Chapter 21 Surveillance and Control in the Community 510
Chapter 22 Community Justice 522
Epilogue: American Corrections Today and Tomorrow 537
Glossary 544
Index 549
Photo Credits 567

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