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Corrections : An Introduction

ISBN: 9780132249058 | 0132249057
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pub. Date: 1/1/2008

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This book examines corrections from an academic view and 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. Unique integration of the authorrs"s experience sets the tone for this real-world approach and chapter case studies, career features, and personal interviews reinforce the theme. Now available with an accompanying DVD, the book shows readers how corrections theory and research are put into practice and helps them experience the world of corrections from the inside.Fully updated to include more information on: Juvenile corrections; Civil commitments for dangerous sexual predators; Prison rape elimination; Updates to court decisions regarding corrections. Offer personal accounts from correctional administrators, correctional officers, and inmates and reinforces the realistic, practical approach of the book. Highlights real-life situations faced by clients and corrections professionals every day. Gives readers an authoritative, first-hand look at the real world of corrections. Builds on the authorrs"s experience as a warden, administrator, director and trainer. For individuals and taxpayers interested in today's criminal justice system, and an understanding of how programs operate and how much they cost.