American Jail Cornerstone of Modern Corrections

ISBN-10: 0131142801

ISBN-13: 9780131142800

Edition: 2008

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This is a book about the local jailhow it developed, how they work, and what jail staffs are doing to protect the public and keep inmates safely confined.nbsp; Written from a practitionerrsquo;s point of view, its goal is to give the reader a realistic view of this often overlooked institution.Critical issues such as the traits of offenders, the climate, and security are discussed, as well as the main operations of the jail such as booking and classification. Insights from those within (staff and inmates) reinforce the bookrsquo;s real world perspective and current statistics and research document the development and operation of local jails.Correctional Officers
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Book details

List price: $106.40
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

The History and Development of Todayrsquo;s Jail
Jail Security
Jail Climate
Booking and Initial Intake
Classification and Inmate Housing
Jail Programs and Services
The Jail Population: Profile and Special Categories
Jail Staff
Jails and the Courts
Jail Standards
Jails and Community Corrections
The Future of the American Jail
Glossary
Index
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