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Corrections: An Introduction, 5th edition

  • Richard P. Seiter

Published by Pearson (January 4th 2020) - Copyright © 2017

5th edition

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A practical, inside look at the world of corrections

Updated with state-of-the-practice information, recent data, and new research and findings, Corrections: An Introduction, 5/e, provides a practical approach to the world of corrections. Richard Seiter focuses on what people do in corrections, why they do it, and what challenges face contemporary correctional staff and administrators. Seiter gives students a first-hand look at corrections, integrating his experience in the field with correctional theory, history, and policy. Coverage of the realities and rationales of actual correctional practices at the local, state, and federal levels allows readers to see how theory is put into practice. Engaging case studies, career tips, and personal insights help students connect with the material and gain a realistic and practical understanding of corrections today.


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Table of contents

Part I Putting Corrections in Perspective

Chapter 1 The History of Crime and Corrections 1

Chapter 2 Sentencing and the Correctional Process 30


Part II Correctional Policy and Operations

Chapter 3 Jails 61

Chapter 4 Probation and Intermediate Sanctions 88

Chapter 5 Prison Systems 120

Chapter 6 Parole and Prisoner Reentry 148


Part III Correctional Clients

Chapter 7 The Clients of Adult Correctional Agencies 186

Chapter 8 The Juvenile Correctional System 214

Chapter 9 Special Offenders 243


Part IV Prison Life

Chapter 10 The Management of Prisons 276

Chapter 11 Prison Life for Inmates 310

Chapter 12 The World of Prison Staff 338

Chapter 13 Custody within a Prison 366

Chapter 14 Treatment and Programs within a Prison 391


Part V Issues in Corrections

Chapter 15 Legal Issues and the Death Penalty 414

Chapter 16 Current and Future Issues in Corrections 448

Endnotes 481

Glossary 509

Index 519

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