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NCJ Number: 184816 Find in a Library
Title: American Corrections, Fifth Edition
Author(s): Todd R. Clear; George F. Cole
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 557
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-52147-9
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Ten Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.thomsonrights.com 
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This introduction to corrections includes insights from sociology, psychology, law, and political science.
Abstract: The book is divided into three major parts (The Correctional Context, Correctional Practices and Correctional Issues and Perspectives) comprising 22 chapters, with summaries and study questions: (1) The Corrections System; (2) The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice; (3) The History of Corrections in America; (4) The Punishment of Offenders; (5) The Law of Corrections; (6) The Correctional Client; (7) Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration; (8) Probation; (9) Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections; (10) Incarceration; (11) The Prison Experience; (12) Incarceration of Women; (13) Institutional Management; (14) Institutional Programs; (15) Release from Incarceration; (16) Making It: Supervision in the Community; (17) Corrections for Juvenile Offenders; (18) Incarceration Trends; (19) Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections; (20) The Death Penalty; (21) Surveillance and Control in the Community; and (22) Community Justice. An epilogue discussing American Corrections Today and Tomorrow reviews five correctional dilemmas and changing corrections. Figures, tables, notes, bibliographies, appendix, glossary, index
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Capital punishment; Correctional facilities; Corrections management; Gender issues; Incarceration; Intermediate sanctions; Jails; Juvenile facility management; Probation
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