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Special Problems in Corrections

ISBN: 9780131138742 | 013113874X
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pub. Date: 10/1/2007

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Sets out to identify the most pressing issues affecting the correctional system today. Maintaining a solutions-focus, the book organizes problems into two distinct categories: those impacting the convicts and correctional facilities and those impacting the correctional officers and administrators. It examines long-standing, and emerging issues from a critical perspective, grounding discussion in empirical research and current events. Using the consistent voice of a single author, the book offers a no nonsense approach to explaining the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public.Explores topics such as the misuse of jails, underfunding, prison conditions, classification, assessment, rehabilitation, crowding etc. Explores topics such as hiring standards, training, working conditions, correctional officer deviance, officer pay and workload, officer burnout, etc. Examines both long-standing and emerging issues impacting correctional facilities from a solutions point of view. Provides readers with realistic solutions to address and solve common problems in corrections. Views corrections as a system with interconnected parts and addresses the related and connected nature of many of the problems in corrections.Correctional officers and correctional managers. Anyone involved or interested in corrections and the corrections systems.

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