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Corrections: An Introduction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Richard P. Seiter

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 12, 2010

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For courses in Introduction to Corrections and Correctional Institutions.

 

This text examines corrections not just from an academic view, but from those who are at the center of the system. It includes correctional history and theory, yet concentrates on what professionals do, why they do it, and the challenges they face every day. Taking an insider’s view, this edition discusses the impact of budgetary challenges, alternatives to incarceration and updates to legal decisions. New to this edition is the MyCrimeKit website featuring video interviews with correctional staff, clients and policymakers.

Table of Contents

PART I: PUTTING CORRECTIONS IN PERSPECTIVE

1.      History of Crime and Punishment

2.      Sentencing and the Correctional Process

 

PART II: CORRECTIONAL POLICY AND OPERATIONS

3.      Jails

4.      Probation and Intermediate Sanctions

5.      Prisons

6.      Parole and Prisoner Reentry

 

PART III: CORRECTIONAL CLIENTS

7.      The Clients of Adult Correctional Agencies

8.      The Juvenile Correctional System

9.      Special Offenders

 

PART IV: PRISON LIFE

10.  The Management of Prisons

11.  Prison Life for Inmates

12.  The World of Prison Staff

13.  Custody and Treatment

14.  Legal Issues and the Death Penalty

 

PART V: CORRECTIONAL CHALLENGES

15.  Issues in Corrections

16.  Questions Regarding the Future of Corrections

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$57.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-507855-6