Law and Contemporary Corrections

Author: Christopher E. Smith
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534566286
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

The first true text on the subject of corrections law and prisoner's rights, this book is an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the subject. Rather than relying exclusively on cases to illuminate the content, Smith discusses and briefly excerpts case material to aid students not intimately familiar with legal language. Extensive pedagogy further aids in comprehension. Bringing both a legal and academic background to bear, Smith both writes for the needs of the student and the illumination and clarification of legal issues.

Leadership in Education Corrections and Law Enforcement

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781780521855
Release Date: 2011-11-23
Genre: Law

Leadership in Education, Corrections and Law Enforcement: A Commitment to Ethics, Equity and Excellence fills a unique gap in the knowledge base - the juncture between leadership, ethics, law, and how public institutions/organizations understand and practice the essence of all three.

Legal Aspects of Corrections Management

Author: Clair A. Cripe
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449639402
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Law

This updated third edition of Legal Aspects of Corrections Management provides a current, informative, and reader-friendly discussion of the contemporary legal issues impacting corrections management. Through the use of case law, this text provides readers with a practical understanding of how the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments relate to the day-to-day issues of running a prison, jail, and other corrections programs, such as probation and parole. The authors' combined corrections experience included such positions as General Counsel, Regional Counsel, and Correctional Program Officer, as well as working within corrections facilities. Their work involved advising corrections staff and management on the legal issues associated with policies and procedures. The authors also have extensive teaching experience in corrections law, the criminal justice system, and criminology.

Contemporary community corrections

Author: Thomas Ellsworth
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
ISBN: 088133667X
Release Date: 1992-03
Genre: Law

This successful collection chronicles the evolution of the field of community corrections by bringing together twenty-five articles that describe, & sometimes question, traditional practice in the field.

The Corrections

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429928611
Release Date: 2001-09-15
Genre: Fiction

Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award An American Library Association Notable Book Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century: a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of greed and globalism. Franzen brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty, of Cub Scouts and Christmas cookies and sexual inhibitions, into brilliant collision with the modern absurdities of brain science, home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and the anti-gravity New Economy. With The Corrections, Franzen emerges as one of our premier interpreters of American society and the American soul. Enid Lambert is terribly, terribly anxious. Although she would never admit it to her neighbors or her three grown children, her husband, Alfred, is losing his grip on reality. Maybe it's the medication that Alfred takes for his Parkinson's disease, or maybe it's his negative attitude, but he spends his days brooding in the basement and committing shadowy, unspeakable acts. More and more often, he doesn't seem to understand a word Enid says. Trouble is also brewing in the lives of Enid's children. Her older son, Gary, a banker in Philadelphia, has turned cruel and materialistic and is trying to force his parents out of their old house and into a tiny apartment. The middle child, Chip, has suddenly and for no good reason quit his exciting job as a professor at D------ College and moved to New York City, where he seems to be pursuing a "transgressive" lifestyle and writing some sort of screenplay. Meanwhile the baby of the family, Denise, has escaped her disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man--or so Gary hints. Enid, who loves to have fun, can still look forward to a final family Christmas and to the ten-day Nordic Pleasurelines Luxury Fall Color Cruise that she and Alfred are about to embark on. But even these few remaining joys are threatened by her husband's growing confusion and unsteadiness. As Alfred enters his final decline, the Lamberts must face the failures, secrets, and long-buried hurts that haunt them as a family if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs.

Contemporary Corrections

Author: G. Larry Mays
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: IND:30000063888733
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

This text presents an alternative to the larger, 700 page-plus texts available to students. By focusing on a "back to basics" approach, it gives students everything they need to know for future coursework, without excessive coverage. Written at an accessible level, it present the role corrections plays in society within the criminal justice system--without covering the entire criminal justice system. It also deals with the corrections continuum and with community-based corrections.

The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Author: Kevin R. Reitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190241445
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Corrections

It is no secret that America's sentencing and corrections systems are in crisis, and neither system can be understood or repaired fully without careful consideration of the other. This handbook examines the intertwined and multi-layered fields of American sentencing and corrections from global and historical viewpoints, from theoretical and policy perspectives, and with close attention to many problem-specific arenas. Editors Joan Petersilia and Kevin R. Reitz, both leaders in their respective fields, bring together a group of preeminent scholars to present state-of-the art research, investigate current practices, and explore the implications of new and varied approaches wherever possible. The handbook's contributors bridge the gap between research and policy across a range of topics including an overview of mass incarceration and its collateral effects, explorations of sentencing theories and their applications, analyses of the full spectrum of correctional options, and first-hand accounts of life inside of and outside of prison. Individual chapters reflect expertise and source materials from multiple fields including criminology, law, sociology, psychology, public policy, economics, political science, and history. Proving that the problems of sentencing and corrections, writ large, cannot be addressed effectively or comprehensively within the confines of any one discipline, The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections is a vital reference volume on these two related and central components of America's ongoing experiment in mass incarceration.

Corrections in the United States

Author: Dean J. Champion
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131027360
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

This edition of "Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective, 4/e" has the following new features: Concise synopsis of the history of American corrections, featuring development and parole Complete discussion of presentence investigation reports and their functions and preparation Extensive jail and prison coverage, including jail and prison characteristics, functions, and goals Comprehensive discussion of juvenile corrections, including community corrections strategies Description of women's prisons, including their history and evolution in the United States: women's prison and community programs, inmate mothers and infant care New personality highlights from both prisoners and professionals working in all aspects of corrections, their views, and their advice to students Discussion of jail and prison officer recruitment and training, including state and federal hiring requirements, pay scales, and fringe benefits Elaborate presentation of inmate classification and screening for offender risk and needs Description of complete range of community corrections programs, including electronic monitoring, global satellite tracking, home, confinement, intensive supervised probation/parole, work/educational release, prerelease, halfway houses, day fine programs, restitution, and community service Key correctional issues discussed, including jail/prison architecture and design, new generation jails, privatization, overcrowding; health issues (HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis), and jail/prison reforms Extensive examination of key federal and state cases concerning probation/parolerevocation and problems related to supervised releases Detailed discussion of major sentencing systems, including indeterminate, determinate, mandatory, and guideline-based or presumptive sentencing Ancillaries include test bank, comprehensive glossary, and bibliography

Introduction to Corrections

Author: Richard Tewksbury
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454850588
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Law

This is that book: The one that is authoritative and readable. The one that covers the subject thoroughly, but is always manageable, navigable, and engaging. It pairs sterling authorship with an accessible style. Like the wind at your back, Richard Tewksbury’s Introduction to Corrections motivates you through a wide range of interesting topics without impediment—because clear text needs no box. Accessible and authoritative, Richard Tewksbury’s Introduction to Corrections features: A succinct overview of the American correctional system, by a renowned scholar in the field Thorough coverage of course content The structure and operations of correctional systems The history and politics of corrections The goals of corrections in society today A logical organization, from the role of corrections in controlling crime, to an in-depth look at the most troubling issues in corrections today A clean page design Consistently clear and direct narrative style

American Corrections in Brief

Author: Todd R. Clear
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305886926
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

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.

Gates of Injustice

Author: Alan Elsner
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: UOM:39015063208337
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Law

Elsner presents an extraordinary, comprehensive, shocking expos of the American prison system. Readers learn why the prison epidemic matters to them, even if they've never met anyone who's gone to jail, and learn what it's really like on the inside with racial gangs, corruption, and sickness.


Author: Richard P. Seiter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0134437403
Release Date: 2016-01-13

NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Student Value Editions also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of MyLab(tm) and Mastering(tm) platforms exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab and Mastering platforms. A practical, inside look at the world of corrections Updated with state-of-the-practice information, recent data, and new research and findings, Corrections: An Introduction, 5/e, provides a practical approach to the world of corrections. Richard Seiter focuses on what people do in corrections, why they do it, and what challenges face contemporary correctional staff and administrators. Seiter gives students a first-hand look at corrections, integrating his experience in the field with correctional theory, history, and policy. Coverage of the realities and rationales of actual correctional practices at the local, state, and federal levels allows readers to see how theory is put into practice. Engaging case studies, career tips, and personal insights help students connect with the material and gain a realistic and practical understanding of corrections today. Corrections, 5/e is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

American Corrections

Author: Delisi
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781284167757
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Medical

Beginning with sentencing and offender classification and proceeding to parole and reentry, American Corrections: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice, Third Edition walks students through the entire correctional system and its processes and is the easy choice for undergraduate corrections courses. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

The New Jim Crow

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595586438
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education and public benefits create a permanent under-caste based largely on race. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Penal System

Author: Michael Cavadino
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446290545
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Social Science

Now in its fifth edition, The Penal System: An Introduction remains the most complete, accessible and authoritative resource for your studies in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Fully revised and updated to account for recent changes in the Criminal Justice System, the new edition includes: Expanded material on restorative justice An expanded section on gender and the Criminal Justice System Greater coverage of comparative issues, focussing especially on Scotland An annually updated companion website, keeping you up-to-date with relevant legislation and crucial developments An accessible writing style balanced against a critical and scholarly approach A glossary of key terms that you'll encounter throughout your studies Continued critical coverage of the deepening penal crisis, including sections on the managerial crisis and the crisis of accountability The Penal System consolidates and builds on the successful formula of the fourth edition, bringing the text in line with the key issues facing the Criminal Justice System today. It will prove essential reading across all undergraduate levels for modules on Criminal Justice and Prisons/Punishment.