American Corrections in Brief

Author: Todd R. Clear,Michael D. Reisig,Carolyn Petrosino,George F. Cole

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305886925

Category: Education

Page: 416

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A condensed, more accessible version of the best-selling corrections book on the market, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF, 3rd Edition, introduces students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. The brief paperback format makes this book more approachable, and the well-respected author team incorporates several pedagogical elements to promote students' success. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing students with a well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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American Corrections

Author: Todd Clear,George Cole,Michael Reisig

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495553239

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Todd R. Clear, a leading expert in the study of U.S. corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as a founding father of modern criminal justice study, and coauthor Michael D. Reisig combine their talents in the new eighth edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. This premier author team brings you Clear's expertise in corrections, complements it with Cole's organizational view of the system, and offers Reisig's fresh critical perspective. The result is a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections. Taking a sociological and historic approach to corrections, the text treats institutional and community sanctions evenhandedly, looking at the system from the perspectives of the corrections worker as well as the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a system of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book. High-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines and integrated coverage of career options in the field demonstrate the real-world relevance of the theories, concepts, and policies presented in the text for students. Finally, many instructors consistently choose Clear/Cole/Reisig because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 23 chapters and 608 pages it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Living in Prison

A History of the Correctional System with an Insider's View

Author: Stephen Stanko,Wayne Gillespie,Gordon A. Crews

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313318566

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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Can the morality of a nation really be judged by how it treats its prisoners? The United States has more people in prison than any other nation, and the nature of the American correctional system continues to be the subject of passionate debate. This unique combination of historical overview and personal testimony provides an unprecedented look at the U.S. correctional system. The first section of the book places the notion of corrections within an historical context. The second examines contemporary correctional issues. In the third and final section, Stephen Stanko, an inmate in the South Carolina correctional system, provides a detailed look at prison life from the inside. Stanko offers his perspective--in a voice that is blunt but never preachy--on the harsh realities of prison life, making this a rigorous exploration of our correctional system in both theory and practice.
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Criminal Justice in America

Author: George Cole,Christopher Smith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495095303

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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With Cole and Smith's CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Fifth Edition, you'll experience the field in real and exciting ways, AND excel in this course with the book's many effective study tools. You'll learn about the field's many new career opportunities. You'll read the true stories of offenders and their experiences within the system. You'll learn about the crucial role that public policy plays in understanding the workings of the criminal justice system. And you'll be exposed to the hot issues that are changing the face of criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Race and Crime

Author: Shaun L. Gabbidon,Helen Taylor Greene

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412967783

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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Race and Crime is a core text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students taking courses in race, criminal justice, ethnic studies and sociology. It may also be adopted into courses such as race relations, race and ethnicity and minorities, race gender and class in departments of sociology, ethnic or black studies. Features new to this edition include: -the expansion and update of theoretical frameworks -fully updated and expanded research references -additional material on racial and ethnic groups -highlighted boxes with explanation of key issues and international perspectives -ancillary resources including an IRCD and student study site.
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The American System of Criminal Justice

Author: George F. Cole,Christopher E. Smith

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534525330

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 667

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This book, which is intended to be used as a textbook in an introductory course in criminal justice in America, covers the criminal justice process, the police, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. From defining what behavior is labeled criminal to deciding the fate of offenders who are caught, the process of criminal justice is a social process subject to many influences other than written law. In introducing the study of this process, the three chapters of part one of this book provide a broad framework for analyzing how American society -- through its police, courts, and corrections -- attempts to deal with criminal behavior. The three chapters of part two examine the police as the key unit of the criminal justice system, as it confronts crime in the community. One chapter traces the history of policing and reviews its functions and organization. A second chapter explores the daily operations of the police, and the third chapter analyzes current issues and trends in policing. In part three, five chapters examine the process by which guilt is determined in accordance with the law's requirements, as well as the processes and underlying philosophies of the punishment that further separates the convicted from the acquitted. An overview of the court is followed by discussions of prosecution and defense, pretrial processes, trial and posttrial processes, and punishment and sentencing. The five chapters of part four address how the American criminal justice system deals with those who are convicted and sentenced. The chapters discuss how various influences have molded the way American society manages those who violate its laws. Topics considered include community corrections (probation and intermediate sanctions); prisons (their goals and management); prison society; and release and supervision in the community. Part five is a single chapter on the juvenile justice system. Following an overview of youth crime in the United States, the development of juvenile justice is traced, followed by a profile of the juvenile justice system and the juvenile justice process. Some juvenile justice problems and perspectives are identified, and the parameters of the debate on whether juvenile offenders should be tried as adults are outlined. Study aids are provided for each chapter.
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Corrections in America

An Introduction

Author: Harry E. Allen,Clifford E. Simonsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130877260

Category: Corrections

Page: 730

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For junior/senior-level courses in Introduction to Corrections, Institutional Corrections, Community Based Corrections, Social Control, Crime and Punishment, and Criminology.Contemporary in look and feel, this leading text in corrections for over the past quarter of a century continues to explore the cutting edge of the field. It focuses on how today's correctional subsystems function within the larger criminal justice system, and introduces students to the vast field of corrections and its impact on contemporary society. Addressing more topics in more detail than other texts of its kind, it covers everything from historical precedents to the very latest programs and practices--carefully balancing current and past research, grand and applied theory, and practical and predictive examples and issues. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite with students, and its superior organization and pedagogical tools makes it easy for instructors to adapt to any type of course.
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