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NCJ Number: 30659 Find in a Library
Title: ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS AND ADMINISTRATION - SELECTED READINGS
Author(s): G C KILLINGER; P F CROMWELL; B J CROMWELL
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 661
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Sale Source: West Publishing Co
610 Opperman Drive
P.O. Box 64526
St Paul, MN 55164
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SELECTION OF 38 ARTICLES WHICH FOCUS ON ISSUES OF CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT, INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICES, CORRECTIONAL PROBLEMS, JUDICIAL INTERVENTION IN CORRECTIONS, AND CORRECTIONAL RESEARCH AND EVALUATION.
Abstract: THIS REVIEW INCLUDES A DISCUSSION OF THE JUSTIFICATIONS FOR CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT, AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF PENAL PRACTICE IN AMERICA FROM ITS FOUNDING TO THE 1970'S, AND AN EXCERPT FROM THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND GOALS ON CORRECTIONS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. SEVERAL ARTICLES ARE INCLUDED WHICH REEXAMINE THE GOALS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF CORRECTIONS, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE REHABILITATIVE IDEAL. MODERN CONCEPTS OF MANAGEMENT FOR CORRECTIONS ARE DISCUSSED AS WELL. A SECTION IS DEVOTED TO INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES, INCLUDING ARTICLES ON SUCH TOPICS AS DESIGNING A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, PRISON INDUSTRIES, WORK RELEASE, AND GRADUATED RELEASE. THE TEXT ALSO PRESENTS SELECTIONS ON CORRECTIONAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS TREATING 'UNTREATABLE' CRIMINALS, PRISON MINORITIES, PRISON DISTURBANCES, AND THE PRISONER'S FAMILY; JUDICIAL INTERVENTION IN CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT; AND CORRECTIONAL RESEARCH AND EVALUATION. INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIXES ARE A SUMMARY OF STANDARDS FOR CORRECTIONS FROM THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND GOALS, A DISCUSSION OF INMATE DISCIPLINARY MATTERS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON PRISON LAW CASES. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Evaluation; Inmate Programs; Judicial review; Management; Objectives; Punishment; Rehabilitation; Standards; Treatment
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