Corrections The Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 013114328X
ISBN-13: 9780131143289
Edition: 2006
Authors: Burk Foster
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Book details

List price: $111.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Corrections: The Fundamentalsprovides a concise, compelling narrative perspective on American corrections practices and policies. Based on the authorrsquo;s more than 25 years of research and work inside jails and prisons,Corrections: The Fundamentalsdescribes in detail the people and systems that make up the twenty-first century corrections system. Plenty of practical, real life examples throughout helps readers understand the theories and ideas presented in a real world context.Topics are organized into four main parts: History, Systems, Prisoners, and Alternatives. A chapter on comparative corrections compares and contrasts the corrections system in the United States to corrections systems in other countries. Topical commentaries from recognized corrections authorities are featured throughoutincluding Sister Helen Prejean, James Q. Wilson, Marc Mauer and Wilbert Rideau.For anyone in criminal justice or law enforcement careers.

History
Early Punishments
The Penitentiary and the 1800s
Twentieth-Century Corrections Systems
Ideologies and Sentencing
Systems
Jails
State and Federal Prisons
Management and Custody
Corrections Policies and Issues
Prisoners
Male and Female Prisoners
Prison Life
Special Needs Prisoners
Prisoners' Rights
Alternatives
Rehabilitation
Parole and Release from Prison
Probation and Community Corrections
Contrasting Philosophies: American and International Corrections Today
Index

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