Corrections: An Introduction, 7th edition

  • Richard P. Seiter

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Corrections is an insider's guide to corrections today. It offers a practical understanding of the operations of corrections, drawing on the author's three decades of service in the system.

While each chapter includes a segment on history and theory, Seiter focuses on the challenges correctional workers face and the practical ways they respond to those challenges. Case studies, career information and real examples expose the realities of working in the field.

The 7th Edition reflects the most recent data on correctional populations, as well as new research impacting correctional policy. This edition has a new focus on the issue of racial disparity among clients of correctional agencies, and how correctional officials attempt to respond.

Published by Pearson (April 16th 2024) - Copyright © 2025

ISBN-13: 9780138184902

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Corrections



  1. The History of Crime and Corrections
  2. Sentencing and the Correctional Process


  1. Jails
  2. Probation and Intermediate Sanctions
  3. Prison Systems
  4. Parole and Prison Reentry


  1. The Clients of Adult Correctional Agencies
  2. The Juvenile Correctional System
  3. Special Offenders


  1. The Management of Prisons
  2. Prison Life for Inmates
  3. The World of Prison Staff
  4. Custody within a Prison
  5. Treatment and Programs within a Prison


  1. Legal Issues and the Death Penalty
  2. Current and Future Issues in Corrections



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