Corrections in America: An Introduction, 15th edition
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For courses in Corrections.
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.
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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
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
Published by Pearson (January 10th 2018) - Copyright © 2019