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NCJ Number: 148350 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Corrections
Author(s): V B Fox; J B Stinchcomb
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 704
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Career and Technology
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-056458-3
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Career and Technology
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview text details the nature, scope, and function of corrections; correctional services, practices, and institutions; custody, treatment, confinement, and release from institutions; and current and future issues in corrections.
Abstract: Individual sections explain the relationship of corrections to other parts of the criminal justice system, conflicting correctional goals, crime causes theory, offender characteristics, the history of corrections, community-based corrections, jails, prisons, and institutional programs and procedures. Other sections focus on inmate classification, counseling and casework, inmate treatment, the effects of institutional life on inmates, the nature of probation and parole, juvenile corrections, correctional personnel, corrections management, and legal issues. Current and future issues such as privatization in corrections, AIDS in correctional facilities, accreditation, and correctional reform are also explored. Lists of learning goals for specific sections, chapter overviews and summaries, figures, photographs, illustrations, footnotes, and index
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Corrections agencies; Corrections policies; Corrections statistics; Criminology
Note: 4th edition
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