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A comprehensive look at all areas of corrections as a system of interconnected organizations. Contains extensive pedagogical features to aid student understanding. Includes the most recent research findings and implications of policy issues.

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Genre: Corrections
Author: Todd R. Clear
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 1997
File: 586 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105062254490

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This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. • Contains approximately 225 entries, comprehensively examining all aspects of American prisons and jails • Includes an Annotated List of Relevant Organizations and Institutes for ease of reference • Provides a chronology of important developments related to prisons and jails in US history • Lists print, electronic, and multimedia resources in a bibliography for readers interested in exploring the topic further

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Vidisha Barua Worley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2018-12-31
File: 816 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610695015

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American Corrections: Concepts and Controversies, by Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Chris Hartney, presents an incisive view of every aspect of corrections (including jails, probation, sentencing, prisons, and parole), prompting students to think critically about the complex issues involved in responding to the current crisis in the U.S. correctional system. Incorporating theory, research, and the most recent available data, the book takes a contemporary and issues-oriented approach as it explores the most interesting and progressive developments in correctional policy and practice. Students will come away with practical knowledge, as well as a framework for thoughtful analysis of a subject that can seem mysterious or impenetrable. In addition, the book covers subjects many corrections texts treat only minimally, including women in corrections, the death penalty, and special populations. Perhaps most importantly, the book offers a point of view on what is plaguing the American correctional system and a realistic look at the solutions that offer real promise.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Barry Krisberg
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2014-09-19
File: 472 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483314945

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Long at the forefront of the course and now in its Tenth Edition, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS has been a trusted resource for introducing students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. 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 the most well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections available. 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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Genre: Education
Author: Todd R. Clear
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2012
File: 624 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133709411

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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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Genre: Education
Author: Todd R. Clear
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2017
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305633735

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A condensed, accessible version of the bestselling corrections book on the market, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF, 1st 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 nature of this book makes it more approachable, and the well-respected author team has added several key pedagogical elements to help ensure 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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Genre: Law
Author: Todd Clear
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2011-02-01
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133417477

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Genre: Parole
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1976
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B4492887

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Genre: Correctional institutions
Author: American Correctional Association
Publisher:
Release: 1899
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:35112100341116

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Corrections: Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America provides a thorough introduction to the topic of corrections in America. In addition to providing complete coverage of the history and structure of corrections, it offers a balanced account of the issues facing the field so that readers can arrive at informed opinions regarding the process of corrections in America. The third edition introduces new content and fully updated information on America’s correctional system in a lively, colorful, readable textbook Increased emphasis on evidence-based decisionmaking in corrections New author team, new title, and more engaging and reader-friendly content Highly visual full-color interior at a very affordable price point A completely new chapter brings together all aspects of correctional administration

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Genre: Law
Author: John T. Whitehead
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2012-07-27
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781437734980

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Genre: Correctional institutions
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1981
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015000667124

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