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Key Correctional Issues, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Roslyn Muraskin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 13, 2009

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For courses in Introduction to Corrections and Issues in Corrections.


This concise book discusses a broad range of correctional issues and explores them using an engaging text/reader format. Ranging from super max facilities to inmate reentry, its precise coverage explains the interactions that exist in the area of correctional facilities from both a historical and a twenty-first century view. This new edition offers over ten new essays and features compelling contributions from leaders in the field.

Table of Contents

Part I


Introductory Remarks


Chapter 1

The Correctional Key: In/Out - Lock’em Up and Throw Away the Key

 Roslyn Muraskin


Chapter 2 

Correctional Overview

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Chapter 3

Correctional History

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Chapter 4

Issues in Corrections: Changing Goals of Corrections

Roslyn Muraskin


Part II 


Issues in Corrections


Chapter 5

Management within a Correctional Institution

Susan C. Craig


Chapter 6

Working with Mentally Disordered Offenders in Corrections

Key Sun


Chapter 7

Introduction to “Prisoner Reentry: The Iron Law of Imprisonment”

Roslyn Muraskin


Chapter 8 

Prisoner Reentry:  The Iron Law of Imprisonment

Jeremy Travis


Chapter 9

Key Correctional Numbers: Are We Becoming a Nation of Ex-Cons?

Roslyn Muraskin


Chapter 10

Managing Sex Offenders: Exploring Public Opinion

Michelle Coglan & Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale


Chapter 11

The Current Status of Inmates Living with HIV/AIDS

Mark Lanier & Roberto Hugh Potter


Chapter 12 

Further Need for Epidemiological Criminology

Mark M. Lanier, Karol Lucken & Timothy A.  Akers


Chapter 13

Faith-Based Prisons: An International Perspective

Janice Joseph


Chapter 14

Arresting Decline and Unlocking Potential:  The Standards and Accreditation Approach to Professionalizing Jails

Keith N. Haley &  Scott Blough


Chapter 15   

Technocorrections: Biometric Scanning and Corrections

Janice Joseph & Rupendra Simlot


Part III


Death Penalty


Chapter 16

The Case for Life or Death: Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances in Capital Murder Trials

Beth Bjerregaard, M. Dwayne Smith & Sondra J. Fogel


Chapter 17  

Key Issues in Capital Punishment

Alan S. Bruce & Theresa A. Serverance


Chapter 18

Trends in the Use of Capital Punishment: At the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century

David Baker



Part IV 


Gender: Females, Minorities and Young Girls


Chapter 19

Gender Responsive Programs: Addressing the Special Needs of Incarcerated Women

Alana Van Gundy


Chapter 20

The Experience of Women Serving Life Sentences

Sherri L. Browning,  Cheryl L. Meyer & Megan M. Mark


Chapter 21  

Incarcerated Adult and Juvenile Females: Special Issues to Consider

Michele W. Covington & Jana L. Jasinski  waiting


Chapter 22

Women Prisoners: Their Needs

Renita L. Seabrook & Ramona Brockett


Part V


Summing Up


Chapter 23


Roslyn Muraskin

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$43.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-607148-8