Introduction to Corrections

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Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1997 - Law - 491 pages
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The new edition of Introduction to Corrections provides students with a basic understanding of the structure and operations of correctional systems, the evolutionary and political development of corrections, and the goals of corrections in contemporary society. It takes students from an examination of the role of corrections in society's attempt to control crime to an in-depth look at two of the most pressing problems in U.S. corrections today: overcrowding and financial problems.

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Contents

Societys Historical Reaction to Crime
12
CHAPTER
14
Summary
18
Social Functions of Criminal Justice
25
Apparatus of the Criminal Justice System
33
CHAPTER 3
48
Summary
75
CHAPTER 5
104
Local Corrections
278
Local Correctional Populations
287
Summary
310
CHAPTER 11
316
History of Probation
324
Diversion Centers
330
Legal Rights of Probationers
338
Summary
346

The Prison Staff
113
The Prisons Influence on Staff
119
Summary
131
CHAPTER 6
134
The Culture of Prison
145
Prison Treatment Programming
156
The ExPrisoner
165
CHAPTER 7
174
Evolution of Inmates Rights
196
CHAPTER 8
202
Explanations for Violence in Prison
216
Prison Riots
223
CHAPTER 9
242
The History of Womens Corrections
252
After Prison
271
Parole
352
Characteristics of Offenders on Parole
362
Revocation and Return to Prison
369
Summary
376
History of Juvenile Crime and Justice
383
Juvenile Corrections Today
390
Summary
410
Contemporary Issues in Corrections
414
Private Corrections
430
Questions for Review
443
Resumes
456
APPENDIX
467
Index
479
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