Corrections and the Criminal Justice System

ISBN-10: 0763735000
ISBN-13: 9780763735005
Edition: 2008
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List price: $144.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 585
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Corrections and the Criminal Justice Systemnbsp;provides an exciting new approach to introductory criminal justice. Divided into two parts, this text provides a comprehensive overview of the entire criminal justice system and goes onto provide exceptional detail on corrections and its important role in the system as a whole. Features including chapter summaries, key terms, case studies, and discussion questions will aid student understanding and retention.nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Overview of Corrections and Criminal Justice
Introduction
Criminal Justice as a Social and Governmental Institution
Criminal Justice as an Academic Field of Study
Overview of the Evolution of Criminal Justice
The Contemporary Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice Process
Models and Images of Crime and Justice
Chapter Resources
The Picture of Crime and Punishment in the United States
Introduction
Sources of Crime Data in the United States
Patterns of Crime
Sources of Data for Adult Corrections
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Crime and the Law
Introduction
Law and Government Structure
Law and Discretion
The Evolution of Law
Civil and Criminal Law
Substantive and Procedural Criminal Law
Sources of Law
Principles of Substantive Law
Principles of Procedural Law: The Ideal and the Real
Defining and Categorizing Crime
Application to Corrections
Chapter Resources
Policing and Corrections
Introduction
History and Evolution of Policing
Structure and Organization of Policing in the United States
Roles, Functions, and Activities of Police
Police Management
Working Personality of a Police Officer
Police Subculture
Legal Aspects of Policing
Discretion
Implications for Corrections
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Courts and Corrections
Introduction
Philosophy of the U.S. Court System
History of the U.S. Court System
Structure and Organization of Twenty-First Century Courts in the United States
The Courtroom Work Group
Nonprofessional Courtroom Participants
Pretrial Activities
Steps of a Criminal Trial
Implications for Corrections
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Sentencing and Corrections
Introduction
Sentencing Options
Philosophies of Punishment
Considerations in Sentencing
Changes in Sentencing Policy
Death Penalty
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Jails and Detention Facilities
Introduction
History of Jails
Types of Jails
Characteristics of Jail Inmates
Impact of Courts on Jails
New-Generation Jails
Community-Based Jail Programs
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Diversion and Probation
Introduction
Definitions and Numbers
Historical Overview of Probation and Diversion
Staff Roles in Probation and Diversion Programs
A Closer Look at Diversion
Probation
Application to Criminal Justice and Corrections
Chapter Resources
Community Corrections and Intermediate Sanctions
Introduction
History and Current Status of Community Corrections and Intermediate Sanctions
Types of Intermediate Sanctions
Summary of Research on Intermediate Sanctions
Future Directions for Intermediate Sanctions
Impact of Intermediate Sanctions on Corrections
Chapter Resources
Prison Systems and Staff
Introduction
History of the Prison
Modern Prison Systems
Prison Staff
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Prisoners, Prison Life, and Inmate Rights
Introduction
Prison Society, Culture, and Experience
Inmate Rights and Case Law
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Prison Security, Programs, and Services
Introduction
Inmate Classification
Institutional Security
Institutional Programs
Institutional Services and Health Care
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Release from Prison, Parole, and Prisoner Reentry
Introduction
Release from Incarceration
Parole
Recidivism and Reentry
Application to Criminal Justice and Corrections
Chapter Resources
Juvenile Justice and Corrections
Introduction
Defining Delinquency
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Crime and Victimization
Causes of Delinquency
Controlling Delinquency Throughout History
Contemporary Juvenile Courts
Processing Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court
Juvenile Corrections
Effective Correctional Interventions for Youth
Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice
Chapter Resources
The Future of Corrections and Juvenile Justice
Introduction
Trends and Challenges Facing Corrections in the Twenty-First Century
Correctional Futurism
Conclusion
Chapter Resources
Index

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