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
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