Essentials of Corrections

ISBN-10: 1118537211
ISBN-13: 9781118537213
Edition: 5th 2014
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Book details

List price: $185.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

The fifth edition of this leading "essentials" textbook on corrections has been fully revised and updated to include new international comparative data and a fresh chapter on prison inmates with special needs. Unrivalled in scope, it offers undergraduates a concise but comprehensive introduction to the subject. Includes textual materials and assignments formulated to encourage students' critical thinking skills Chapters feature text boxes on key points of correctional theory and on international correctional practice Presented in full color throughout-including plentiful four-color photos and graphics Includes stand-alone chapters on careers in corrections, gender and ethnicity issues, and likely future developments in corrections Features invaluable historical context on the evolution of correctional theory and practice Offers a new, comprehensive online Student Study Guide and thoroughly updated and expanded ancillary materials

L. Thomas Winfree, Jr., received his Ph.D. degree (sociology) from the University of Montana in 1976. Besides his current position as Professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University, he has held academic appointments at the University of New Mexico, East Texas State University (now Texas A and M University, Commerce), and Louisiana State University. Winfree has authored or co-authored over 70 refereed journal articles, 20-plus book chapters, and numerous reports. He is co-author, with Howard Abadinsky, of UNDERSTANDING CRIME, Second Edition (Wadsworth, 2003). Included among Winfree's research interests are youth gangs, police socialization, and contemporary justice system responses to drug and alcohol problems.

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