Corrections in the 21st century / Frank Schmalleger, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, John Ortiz Smykla, Phd, Distinguished University Professor, University of West Florida
- Corrections : an overview -- Punishments : a brief history -- Sentencing : to punish or to reform? -- Diversion and probation : how most offenders are punished -- Intermediate sanctions : between probation and incarceration -- Jails : way stations along the justice highway -- Prisons today : change stations or warehouses? -- Parole : early release and reentry -- The staff world : managing the prison population -- The inmate world : living behind bars -- The legal world : prisoners' rights -- Special prison populations : prisoners who are substance abusers, who have HIV/AIDS, who are mentally challenged, and who are elderly -- Prison issues and concerns : overcrowding, security, accreditation, privatization, and technology -- The victim : helping those in need -- Death : the ultimate sanction -- Juvenile corrections : end of an era? -- Professionalism in corrections.
- Corrections in the 21st Century uses a practical approach to introduce students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, and the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field.
- 9780078140921 (alk. paper)
0078140927 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages EN-1-EN-25) and indexes.
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