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Contemporary Corrections

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ISBN-10: 0534561977

ISBN-13: 9780534561970

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: G. Larry Mays, Latham T. Winfree

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List price: $78.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.09" wide x 9.06" long
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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.

Preface
Introduction
What Is "Corrections"?
Philosophies of Punishment
Attitudes Toward Corrections
The Role of Criminological Theory
Corrections Programs
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Notes
A Brief History of Punishments and Corrections
Introduction
Early History
The Age of Enlightenment, the State, and Criminal Sanctions
Prison Reform and Penitentiaries
The Pennsylvania System versus the Auburn System
Penitentiary Reform in the Nineteenth Century
From the Rehabilitative Ideal to the Justice Model
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Notes
Sentencing and Criminal Sanctions
Introduction
Sentencing: Who Decides?
Sentencing: What Are the Choices?
Sentencing: How Are Decisions Made?
Sentencing Strategies
After the Verdict
Appeals of Convictions
Special Sentencing Considerations for Juveniles
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Cases Cited
Note
Jails and Detention Facilities
Introduction
A Brief History of Jails
Contemporary Jails and Detention Facilities
Jails and Women
Variations in Jail Use
The Physical Plant of Jails
The Administration of Jails
Jail Employees
Major Jail Issues
Other Local Detention Facilities
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Notes
Prison Systems
Introduction
Prisons as Total Institutions
Prisoner Management and Related Issues
Prison Types and Functions
Prisons for Women
Prison Labor
Federal Prison System
State Prison Systems
Juvenile Corrections
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Cases Cited
Notes
Inmates
Introduction
Prison Inmate Characteristics
Jail Inmate Characteristics
Prison and Jail Culture
Violence in Correctional Institutions
Juvenile Inmates
Inmate-Centered Issues
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Cases Cited
Notes
Probation and Parole
Introduction
The History of Probation
Administration of Probation
Violation of Probation
Origins of Parole
Administration of Parole
Violation of Parole
Probation and Parole Officers
Probation and Parole Services Today
Probation and Aftercare for Juvenile Offenders
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Cases Cited
Notes
Community Corrections
Introduction
Defining Community Corrections and Intermediate Punishments
Reentry Programs as "Community-Based Corrections"
Diversion
Fines, Forfeitures, and Restitution
Community Service
House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring
Community Alternatives for Juveniles
Issues in Community Corrections
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Cases Cited
Notes
The Staff Work World and Corrections Careers
Introduction
Institutional Corrections
Probation and Parole Officers
Correctional Counselors
Community Corrections Personnel
Other Corrections Positions
Workplace Challenges
How to Find or Find Out About Jobs
Internships and Cooperative Education Experiences
Job Prospects for the Future
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Notes
Administration of Corrections Programs
Introduction
Administration and Management
An Overview of Bureaucracy
Leadership Styles
Issues Facing Corrections Managers
Modern Management Tasks
Inmate Management
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Notes
Correctional Law and Inmate Litigation
Introduction
The History of Correctional Litigation
Correctional Litigation and Post-Conviction Relief
Laws and Litigation Dealing with Probation and Parole
Issues Raised by Correctional Lawsuits
Recent Trends in Litigation by Prison and Jail Inmates
Capital Punishment and Prisoner Litigation
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Cases Cited
The Future of Corrections
Introduction
Future Correctional Philosophies
Future Correctional Practices
Future Correctional Populations
Future Correctional Problems
Future Correctional Research
Conclusion
Critical Review Questions
Key Terms
Cases Cited
Notes
Glossary
References
Index