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Corrections in America: An Introduction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 12th Edition

By Harry E. Allen, Edward J. Latessa, Bruce S. Ponder

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jun 17, 2009

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For courses in Introduction to Corrections


The 12th edition of Corrections in America has been the premier text for introductory corrections in the last third of a century. It is the longest continuously published work on corrections in the nation. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite of instructors and students alike. The accompanying CD-Rom includes videos providing an overview of each chapter, as well as introducing students to leading criminologists on topics that provide depth and enrichment.

Table of Contents

Part 1:    Historical Perspectives


Chapter 1:    Early History (2000 B.C. to 1800 A.D.)                  

Chapter 2:    Prisons (1800 to the Present)

Chapter 3:    Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings

Chapter 4:    The Sentencing and Appeals Process


Part 2:    Alternatives to Imprisonment


Chapter 5:    Probation

Chapter 6:    Diversion and Intermediate Sanctions


Part 3:    Institutional Corrections


Chapter 7:    Custody Functions

Chapter 8:    Management and Treatment Functions

Chapter 9:    Jails and Detention Facilities

Chapter 10:    State and Local Prison Systems

Chapter 11:    The Federal System

Chapter12:  Priviate Sector Systems

Chapter 13:    Parole and Reentry

Chapter 14:    The Death Penalty


Part 4: Correctional Clients


Chapter 15:     Inmate and Ex-Offender Rights

Chapter 16:    Male Offenders

Chapter 17:     Female Offenders

Chapter 18:     Juvenile Offenders

Chapter 19:    Special Category Offenders  


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$79.00 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-503440-8