Corrections in America: An Introduction, 16th edition
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A curriculum staple for over 40 years, Corrections in America has prepared thousands of students for criminal justice careers. It covers nearly all aspects of Corrections, from history, ideologies and legal issues to prisons and correctional clients. The authors combine research, theory and practice with real examples to offer a strong foundation of field knowledge.
The text provides in-depth topical coverage through features such as Policy Positions, Correctional Practices and Correctional Profiles. Application case studies will help you consider how you might respond in given situations, while discussion questions offer stimulating topics for debate.
Extensively updated, the 16th Edition contains updates to half the research and three-quarters of the figures, pointing to significant developments in the field over the past five years. Additionally, it has been rewritten to focus on the people of Corrections and to ensure content is broadly inclusive.
Published by Pearson (May 30th 2024) - Copyright © 2025
Subject: Criminal Justice
PART 1: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
- Early History (2000 B.C. to A.D. 1800)
- Prisons (1800 to the Present)
- Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings
- The Sentencing and Appeals Process
PART 2: ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT
- Diversion and Community Alternatives
PART 3: INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS
- Custody Functions
- Security Threat Groups and Prison Gangs
- Management and Treatment Functions
- Jails and Detention Facilities
- Prison Systems
- Private-Sector Systems
- The Death Penalty
- Parole and Reentry
PART 4: PEOPLE IN THE CORRECTIONS SYSTEM
- Appeals and the Rights of Those Incarcerated
- Males in the Criminal Justice System
- Women in the Criminal Justice System
- Juveniles in Corrections
- Special-Category Populations
Appendix: Careers in Corrections
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