Corrections A Concise Introduction

ISBN-10: 1577662466
ISBN-13: 9781577662464
Edition: 2nd 2003
Authors: James F. Quinn
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List price: $47.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 399
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

"The Second Edition of this text continues to offer an uncluttered, authoritative synthesis of the key elements of the correctional system. Thoroughly updated and extensively illustrated with charts, graphs, and photographs, this book is remarkably student-friendly - including its extremely reasonable price. Its manageable length, flexible organization, thoughtful analysis, and boxed features to stimulate critical thinking about policies and procedures make it a popular choice for classroom use. Accompanied by an Instructor's Manual on CD-Rom with PowerPoint presentations, the Second Edition is an ideal instructional tools."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Preface
The Goals of Correctional Policy
The Political Context of Corrections
Defining Modern Correctional Goals
Moral and Utilitarian Views of the Correctional Mission
Correctional Decision Making
Contradictions among Correctional Goals
The History of Punishment
The Origins of Punishment
The Age of Enlightenment
Reform and the Birth of Modern Corrections
North American Prisons
The Anti-Crime Backlash
The New Penology
Jails
Modern Jails
Pretrial Release from Jail
Alternatives to Jail
The Inmate Experience
Jail Suicides
Legal Regulation of Jails
Detention Officers
Cutting Jail Costs
Probation
The Goals of Probation
Probation Populations
Ideological Priorities in Probation
Imposing the Probation Sentence
The Probation Process
The Probation Organization
Probation Caseloads
Intermediate Sanctions
The Logic of Intermediate Sanctions
Selection of Clients for Intermediate Sanctions
Types of Intermediate Sanctions
The Effectiveness of Intermediate Sanctions
Dangers of Intermediate Sanctions
Postimprisonment Community Supervision
Methods of Release from Prison
Goals of Parole
The Legal Bases of Parole Supervision
The Organization of Paroling Authorities
The Parole Decision
Parole Supervision
Prison Populations
Prison Population Growth
Imbalances in U.S. Imprisonment Patterns
Federal and State Systems
Prisoner Health Issues
Correctional Classification
Convict Society
Explanations of Convict Society
The Total Institution
Types of Prisoners
Prison Gangs
Special Issues in Prison Life
Female Offenders
Characteristics of Women in Prison
Factors Affecting Sentencing of Female Offenders
Women as the "Forgotten Offenders"
Female Inmate Social Organization
Programs for Women
Co-Correctional Facilities
The Legal Rights of Offenders
Inmate Access to the Courts
First Amendment Rights
Fourth Amendment Rights
Eighth Amendment Rights
Fourteenth Amendment Rights
Inmate Lawsuits
Correctional Programs
Habilitative Services
Treatment Programs
Prison Power Structures and the Empowerment of Treatment
Creating an Environment for Change: Missouri's Parallel Universe
Managing the Prison
Prison Security
Custodial Staff Responsibilities
Staff Organization
The Use of Power in Formal Organizations
Private Prisons
The Death Penalty
The History of Capital Punishment
Criteria for Use of the Death Penalty
Special Groups and the Use of Capital Punishment
Current Methods of Execution
Life on Death Row
Arguments for the Death Penalty
Arguments against the Death Penalty
Public Beliefs and the Death Penalty
The Future of Corrections
Collateral Effects of Incarceration
The Politics of Corrections and the Media
The War on Drugs
The Costs of Current Policies
Changes in the Justice System
The Power of Victims
New Technologies
New Models of the Correctional Mission
Endnotes
Index

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