Corrections in America An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0132726777
ISBN-13: 9780132726771
Edition: 13th 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/12/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Corrections in America has been the best-selling text in the field since the 1970s. The 13th edition continues its established tradition of comprehensive, student-friendly coverage with extensive supplemental material. It covers virtually all aspects of corrections, including its history, prisons in the present, correctional ideologies, sentencing and legal issues, alternatives to imprisonment, institutional corrections, and correctional clients. Freshly updated, this new edition includes research and issues important today, such as the recent decline in prison populations. Effective photos and figures provide a visual learning experience that presents complex data in a very simple and readable manner.

Historical Perspectives
Early History (2000 B.C. to A.D. 1800)
Prisons (1800 to the Present)
Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings
The Sentencing and Appeals Process
Alternatives to Imprisonment
Probation
Diversion and Intermediate Sanctions
Institutional Corrections
Custody Functions
Management and Treatment Functions
Jails and Detention Facilities
State and Local Prison Systems
The Federal System
Private-Sector Systems
Parole and Reentry
The Death Penalty
Correctional Clients
Inmate and Ex-Offender Rights
Male Offenders
Female Offenders
Juvenile Offenders
Special-Category Offenders

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