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NCJ Number: 47802 Find in a Library
Title: INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS - SELECTED READINGS
Corporate Author: West Publishing Co
United States of America
Editor(s): G G KILLINGER; P F CROMWELL
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 429
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
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BASIC CONCEPTS OF CORRECTIONAL HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND PRACTICES ARE EXAMINED IN READINGS DIRECTED TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF PENOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Abstract: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CORRECTIONAL PHILOSOPHY IS TRACED IN WRITINGS ON JUSTIFICATIONS FOR CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT, PENAL PRACTICES IN THE U.S., CORRECTIONS AND HUMAN DIGNITY, AND A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PRISONER. A CHAPTER ON CORRECTIONAL THOUGHT IN TRANSITION INCLUDES DISCUSSIONS OF THE FAILURE OF CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT, CHANGE AND OBSTACLES TO CHANGE IN PRISON MANAGEMENT, ABANDONMENT OF THE 'NOBLE LIE' OF REHABILITATION, REASSESSMENT OF REHABILITATION, THE NECESSITY OF TREATING CRIMINAL OFFENDERS, AND FAILINGS OF REHABILITATION. PRISON PRACTICES AND CONCEPTS ARE EXAMINED IN ARTICLES ON DESIGNING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, A 'FUNCTIONAL UNIT' APPROACH TO CORRECTIONS, CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION, SOCIAL POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF PRISON VOCATIONAL TRAINING, WORK RELEASE, AND GRADUATED RELEASE. UNTREATABLE CRIMINALS, LIFESTYLES OF HEROIN USERS, CORRECTIONS AND THE MINORITIES, PRISONERS' WIVES AND CHILDREN, PRISON RIOTS, AND ESCAPE ARE DISCUSSED IN WRITINGS ON THE PROBLEMS AND DELEMMAS OF CORRECTIONS. DESCRIPTIONS OF PROGRAM INNOVATIONS AND EVALUATIVE RESEARCH ARE PROVIDED IN ARTICLES ON OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING, FUNCTIONAL UNITS, SERVICES TO FAMILIES OF PRISONERS, DIVERSION PROGRAMMING, COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL, BARRIERS TO REHABILITATING EX-OFFENDERS, AND EVALUATIVE RESEARCH IN CORRECTIONS. EACH CHAPTER IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LIST OF DISCUSSION TOPICS. A SUMMARY IS PROVIDED OF THE STANDARDS FOR CORRECTIONS OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND GOALS. SEE NCJ-19234, 26229, 26233, 32323, 34883, 35545, 35812, 35813, 39371, AND 47803-47807. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Course materials; Inmate Programs; Penology; Rehabilitation
Note: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERIES
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