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Corrections in America: An Introduction, 15th edition

  • Harry E. Allen
  • Edward J. Latessa
  • Bruce S. Ponder

Published by Pearson (January 10th 2018) - Copyright © 2019

15th edition

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Easy-to-use, easy-to-teach complete guide to Corrections
The field’s best-selling text for over 40 years, Corrections in America: An Introduction addresses the current state of Corrections. With a tradition of comprehensive, student-friendly coverage, the text covers nearly all aspects of Corrections — from its history, ideologies, and legal issues, to prisons and correctional clients. It combines current and past research, theory and practice, and real-world examples to offer readers a strong foundation of field knowledge. The 15th edition analyzes rapid, significant changes affecting Corrections, and projects their future impact.

Corrections in America
: An Introduction, 15th 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 1: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
1. Early History (2000 BC to AD 1800)
2. Prisons (1800 to the Present)
3. Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings
4. The Sentencing and Appeals Process

PART 2: ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT
5. Probation
6. Diversion and Intermediate Sanctions

PART 3: INSTITUTIONAL CORRECTIONS
7. Custody Functions
8. Security Threat Groups and Prison Gangs
9. Management and Treatment Functions
10. Jails and Detention Facilities
11. Prison Systems
12. Private-Sector Systems
13. The Death Penalty
14. Parole and Reentry

PART 4: CORRECTIONAL CLIENTS
15. Appeals and Offender Rights
16. Male Offenders
17. Female Offenders
18. Juvenile Offenders and Facilities
19. Special-Category Offenders

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