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Corrections: An Introduction, 6th edition

  • Richard P. Seiter

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2019) - Copyright © 2020

6th edition

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Overview

For introductory courses in corrections.

An insider’s guide to corrections today
Corrections: An Introduction is a realistic practical account of modern corrections that draws on the author’s three decades of service in the system. While he addresses history and theory in each chapter, Seiter focuses mainly on the actual operations of prisons, community corrections, and jails, as well as contemporary challenges for correctional staff and administrators. Case studies, career information, and real examples expose students to the realities of working in corrections. The 6th edition has been updated with the most recent data on correctional populations and costs, as well as new research and findings affecting correctional policy.

Corrections: An Introduction
, 6th Edition
, is also available via Revel, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Table of contents

PART I: PUTTING CORRECTIONS IN PERSPECTIVE
1. The History of Crime and Corrections
2. Sentencing and the Correctional Process

PART II: CORRECTIONAL POLICY AND OPERATIONS
3. Jails
4. Probation and Intermediate Sanctions
5. Prison Systems
6. Parole and Prisoner Reentry

PART III: CORRECTIONAL CLIENTS
7. The Clients of Adult Correctional Agencies
8. The Juvenile Correctional System
9. Special Offenders

PART IV: PRISON LIFE
10. The Management of Prisons
11. Prison Life for Inmates
12. The World of Prison Staff
13. Custody within a Prison
14. Treatment and Programs within a Prison

PART V: ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS
15. Legal Issues and the Death Penalty
16. Current and Future Issues in Corrections

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