Exploring Corrections in America

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Routledge, Apr 7, 2010 - Law - 650 pages
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Exploring Corrections 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.



  • Each chapter is enhanced by an outline, "what you need to know," internet links, photos, boxes, "ethics focus," discussion questions, and further readings.
 

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Contents

Where Are We?
1
Where Did We Come From?
25
Chapter 3 Corrections and the Courts
63
Chapter 4 Jails
105
Chapter 5 Community Corrections
153
Chapter 6 Community Justice and Corrections
205
Chapter 7 Prisoners and Prison Life
239
Chapter 8 Women Offenders and Correctional Workers
273
Chapter 10 Special Populations in Prisons
365
Chapter 11 Correctional Officers
429
Chapter 12 Correctional Counselors and Other Treatment Professionals
465
Chapter 13 Issues in Correctional Administration and Management
505
Chapter 14 The Death Penalty in America
559
What Does the Future Hold?
599
Index
621
Copyright

Chapter 9 Juvenile Corrections
317

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About the author (2010)

JOHN T. WHITEHEAD is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University.

Mark Jones is Assistant Keeper, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. He is the author of "The Art of the Medal", "Medals of the Sun King", "The Dance of Death", and "Contemporary British Medals", and editor of "The Medal" and "M?dailles".

Michael C. Braswell is a former prison psychologist for the Georgia Department of Corrections. He is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He has authored or coauthored twelve books on such topics as Criminal Justice ethics, Peacemaking, Correctional Counseling, and the Spiritual Journey.

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