Corrections in America: An Introduction, 15th edition

  • Harry E. Allen, 
  • Edward J. Latessa, 
  • Bruce S. Ponder

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Corrections in America has, for over 40 years, been the field's best-selling text. This easy-to-use, complete guide to corrections covers nearly all aspects of the field, from its history, ideologies and legal issues to prisons and correctional clients. The text combines current and past research, theory and practice with real-world examples to offer you a strong foundation of field knowledge.

The 15th Edition analyzes rapid, significant changes affecting corrections, while projecting their future impact. New group discussion questions appear in each chapter, and correctional careers are described in a new index. Expanded case studies and analytical features help you think critically about a range of complex issues.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137496051

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Corrections


1. Early History (2000 BC to AD 1800)
2. Prisons (1800 to the Present)
3. Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings
4. The Sentencing and Appeals Process

5. Probation
6. Diversion and Intermediate Sanctions

7. Custody Functions
8. Security Threat Groups and Prison Gangs
9. Management and Treatment Functions
10. Jails and Detention Facilities
11. Prison Systems
12. Private-Sector Systems
13. The Death Penalty
14. Parole and Reentry

15. Appeals and Offender Rights
16. Male Offenders
17. Female Offenders
18. Juvenile Offenders and Facilities
19. Special-Category Offenders

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