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By Leanne F. Alarid, Philip L. Reichel

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 28, 2011


This new introductory text gives students and instructors what they need–a comprehensive look at corrections in a readable, engaging format. CORRECTIONS: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION is specifically designed to appeal to different learning styles and hold students’ interest. The text examines how evidence-based practices are used in corrections and how theory is linked to treatment and punishment of offenders, and encourages critical thinking about community corrections, prison life, treatment of offenders, reentry, legal issues, the death penalty, and juveniles in corrections. Corrections is ideal for instructors who want comprehensive yet concise coverage of the basic required topics in a corrections course.

Table of Contents

1          An Evidence-Based Approach to Corrections

2          Why Do We Punish?

3          Correctional Practices from Ancient to Contemporary Times

4          Sentencing

5          Community Supervision

6          Jails and Pretrial Release

7          Managing Prisons and Prisoners

8          Prison Life

9          Special Correctional Populations

10        Reentry Programs and Institutional Release

11        Legal Issues in Corrections

12        Capital Punishment

13        Juvenile Corrections

14        Revisiting Evidence-Based Practices and What Works

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780133117820

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Curious Researcher, The, 7th Edition
    Bruce Ballenger
  • NEW MyCJLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Corrections
    Leanne F. Alarid, Philip L. Reichel

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