For courses in Correctional Administration.
A practical introduction to the theory, practice, and challenges of correctional administration.
Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice provides students a practical understanding of correctional operations. Touching briefly on the history and background of corrections, its focus lies in teaching students the purpose and practice of working in a corrections facility, along with the challenges that face its staff and administrators. Case studies, career information, and real situational examples give students a practical understanding they can take with them to a future career.
The Third Edition provides students with updated information on the various elements and challenges of the job. Recent data regarding correctional populations and costs and research findings that impact correctional policy give students valid insight into how the correctional system functions.
Table of contents
PART 1: CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
1. Correctional Administration: Past to Present
2. Theories of Leadership and Management
3. Leadership and Management of Corrections
4. Setting the Tone: Vision, Mission, and Strategic Planning
PART 2: MANAGING CORRECTIONAL STAFF
5. The Role of Staff in Corrections
6. Human Resource Management for Corrections
7. Staff Organization and Functions
8. Supervising and Empowering Employees
PART 3: MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT
9. Fiscal Management and the Challenge of Cost Containment
10. Managing Risk through Offender Classification
11. Managing the External Environment
PART 4: MANAGING PRISONS
12. Managing Security in Prisons
13. Managing Programs in Prisons
14. Managing Basic Services in Prisons
PART 5: ISSUES FOR NOW AND THE FUTURE
15. Critical Issues for Correctional Administration
16. The Future of Correctional Administration
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