Corrections in Canada: Social Reactions to Crime, 1st edition

  • John A. Winterdyk

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Overview

Aimed at introductory courses dealing with corrections or penology in university criminology and criminal justice programs and in college programs in law enforcement, corrections, and criminal justice.

A contributed volume written by individuals who have both academic and practical knowledge of their subject area, this text provides a balanced review and analysis of penological works and demonstrates various critical approaches. Its currency, Canadian content, accessibility, and learning aids will stimulate discussions and encourage readers to explore issues that are beyond the scope of the text, and will facilitate an understanding and appreciation for the complex and dynamic nature of corrections in Canada.

Table of contents

I. FRAMEWORK AND GOALS OF CORRECTIONS.

 1. Corrections and the Criminal Justice System.

II. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND PUBLIC PERCEPTION.

 2. History of Corrections in Canada.

 3. Corrections in Canada: Public Knowledge and Public Opinion.

III. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS.

 4. Public Administration and Management of Adult Correctional Services in Canada.

IV. THE CORRECTIONAL PROCESS AND CORRECTIONAL CLIENTELE.

 5. Probation.

 6. Incarceration in Canada: Past and Present.

 7. Prison Life and Daily Experiences.

 8. Limiting the State's Right to Punish.

 9. Special-Offender Populations in the Correctional System.

10. Women in Prison.

11. Treatment Programs in Corrections.

12. Conditional Release.

V. COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS AND THE FUTURE OF CORRECTIONS.

13. Community-Based Corrections.

14. The Future of Corrections in Canada.

Published by Pearson Canada (October 15th 2000) - Copyright © 2001