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EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF CORRECTIONS FROM THE INSIDE Corrections: An Introduction is the first introduction to corrections text written by an author who is both a former corrections professional and an accomplished scholar. Practical, contemporary and concise, the book introduces students to the people in the real world of corrections, what they do, why they do it, and the challenges they face every day. Illustrated throughout with full-color charts, graphs, and over 100 photographs taken by the author himself, Corrections: An Introduction shows students how corrections history, theory, and research are put into practice. PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE Hands-on boxed features bring the world of corrections to life: "An Insider's Experience": The author shares his first-hand experiences in the system "Your Career in Corrections": Realistic information about corrections jobs "You Make the Decision": Students take on the roles of correctional personnel "Case Studies": Theory meets practice in these real-life situations "A Look Into": Correctional professionals share their insights "A Question of Policy": How correctional policies are formulated and implemented CONTEMPORARY ISSUES The role of private correctional agencies Issues in jail operations Post-release supervision and prisoner re-entry Juveniles and the corrections system Current practices and issues regarding the death penalty Styles and philosophies of probation supervision Pre-trial services and correctional programs PEOPLE IN THE SYSTEM A practical view of correctional staff including the "daily grind" of stress, danger, and challenges of dealing with inmates A realistic view of prison life for inmates A practical look at the challenges, circumstances, and needs presented by female offenders and special populations
Table of Contents
Putting Corrections in Perspective
History of Crime and Punishment
What is Corrections?
The Mission of Corrections
Corrections as a Part of the Criminal Justice System
The Correctional Funnel and Correctional Policy
Your Career in Corrections: Policy Analysts Why Students Should Study Corrections? An Insiderrsquo;s Experiencehellip;Twenty-Five Years of Correctional Work Theories of Crime and Punishment Early Responses to Crime
The Development of the Prison
The Walnut Street Jail
The Pennsylvania System
The Auburn System Prisons Throughout the Last Two Centuries An Interview Withhellip;The Toughest Sheriff inAmerica Sentencing Goals for Correctional
You Make the Decisionhellip;Rating the Importance of Correctional Goals Chapter Review