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NCJ Number: 183431 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Corrections
Author(s): Cliff Roberson Ph.D.
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 558
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942728-78-5
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text discusses the stages of criminal justice administration that occur after an individual has been convicted of crime, with emphasis on punishment and the use of punishment and sanctions to prevent and/or control crime.
Abstract: Written for introductory corrections courses that focus on both adult and juvenile court dispositions, the text covers how correctional subsystems function within the larger umbrella of the criminal justice system. The first chapter examines the history and philosophy of corrections, purposes of punishment and sanctions, criminogenic factors in society, and rehabilitation. The second chapter considers the sentencing process in terms of determinate and indeterminate sentencing, the judicial process for misdemeanants and felons, and the judicial process for juveniles. The third chapter deals with prisonization, career criminals, violent criminals, juvenile offenders, elderly criminals, female criminals, and gender bias. The fourth chapter addresses alternatives to incarceration, such as diversion, shock incarceration, and community service. Subsequent chapters look at probation, jails, inmates and the prison routine, institutional procedures in prison, juvenile corrections, special applications of detention and corrections, capital punishment, prisoner rights, innovations in corrections, and corrections as a career field. Appendixes provide supplemental information on national corrections policies ratified by the American Correctional Association and on the legal status of prisoners as outlined in standards of the American Bar Association. Endnotes, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Adult offenders; Alternatives to institutionalization; Capital punishment; Community service programs; Criminal justice overview texts; Determinate Sentencing; Diversion programs; Felony; History of corrections; Indeterminate sentences; Jails; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile offenders; Misdemeanor; Prison conditions; Prisoner's rights; Prisonization; Probation; Punishment; Rehabilitation; Sentencing/Sanctions; Shock incarceration programs
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