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NCJ Number: 182846 Find in a Library
Title: Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective, 2nd edition
Author(s): Dean J. Champion
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 720
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-293937-1
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.prenhall.com 
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines the punishment phase of the United States criminal justice system.
Abstract: The book describes the history of corrections in the United States and several philosophies that have influenced correctional reforms in the last century. It emphasizes the interrelatedness of the police, prosecution, courts and the sentencing process. It also examines several correctional alternatives, including diversion and probation. The book distinguishes between jails and prisons and describes their histories, functions, problems, inmates and inmates’ rights. A section on parole and community-based corrections programs presents a brief history of parole developments and the philosophy and goals of parole programs. The discussion covers parolee profiles, the decision-making process, risk assessment, the nature and functions of parole boards, community corrections and intermediate punishments such as home confinement, electronic monitoring, furloughs and work/study release, halfway houses, and community residential centers. Finally, the book describes the probation officer, volunteers and paraprofessionals who become involved in correctional work, women in corrections, and the juvenile justice system. Figures, tables, references, glossary, indexes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Courts; Intermediate sanctions; Parole board; Prisoner's rights; Probation; Prosecution; Punishment; Sentencing/Sanctions
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