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NCJ Number: 91688 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Institutions
Author(s): V Fox
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 334
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Eighteen chapters present a comprehensive view of correctional institutions, including their historical development, physical plants, programs, and the residents they serve; their administration and management; and their future.
Abstract: The rise of institutions is discussed in terms of the first institutions, beginning of confinement, monasteries, private prisons, asylums, prisons and correctional institutions, and the total institution and its population. The organization of correctional institutions is reviewed, including assessment of need, site selection, architecture, and housekeeping. A section on the program and its residents considers custodial control, classification and treatment, patterns of prisoner employment, maximum security society, and riots and disturbances. Also described in this section are the effects of imprisonment, contacts with the outside, and staff society. Special institutions are highlighted, with attention devoted to jails and local detention, juvenile institutions, institutions for females, and institutions for mentally disordered offenders. A section on the administration and management of institutions reviews -- besides administration -- fiscal management and personnel management. A final section looks at the future of correctional institutions. Tables, figures, footnotes, chapter questions, photographs, an index, and about 150 references are included.
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Course materials; Criminal justice overview texts; History of corrections
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