Corrections: A Text/Reader

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Mary K. Stohr, Anthony Walsh, Craig Hemmens
Sage, Dec 1, 2008 - Social Science - 817 pages
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SAGE Congratulates Mary Stohr on receiving the 2009 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Founder's Award for outstanding contributions to criminal justice education and ACJS!

Corrections: A Text/Reader provides the best of both worlds- authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings that illustrate the questions and controversies surrounding the punishment, treatment, supervision, and management of individuals who have been accused of or convicted of criminal offenses. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies and state-of-the-art research, and often have a policy perspective that makes them more applied, less theoretical, and more interesting to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Key Features

  • Begins with an introductory chapter that presents a succinct overview ofCorrections, and briefly describes the organization and content of the book
  • Features How to Read a Research Article -a perfect introduction to understanding how real-world research is organized and delivered in the journal literature-which precedes and is tied to the first reading in the book
  • Includes a "mini-chapter for each Section, with figures and tables that present basic concepts and provide a background for the Readings that follow
  • Introduces students to cutting-edge research and classic studies of the corrections system by leading scholars in the field in carefully selected, edited research articles
  • Provides key terms, Web resources, and thought-provoking discussion questions for each Section, along with questions for each reading to help students develop their critical thinking skills

Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries!

  • Instructor Resources on CDinclude a test bank, PowerPoint slides for each section, classroom activities, and more. To request a copy, qualified adopters should contact SAGE Customer Care at 800-818-SAGE (7243) from 6am 5pm, PT.
  • A Student study site at provides additional articles, self-study quizzes, e-flashcards, and more.

Intended Audience
This unique Text/Reader is primarily intended for undergraduate and graduate courses in corrections

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About the author (2008)

Mary Stohr received her Ph.D. from Washington State University and is a professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Missouri State University. Before earning her terminal degree she gained practical experience in the field as a correctional counselor and officer. She teaches classes in corrections, management, environmental crime and program evaluation. This is her fifth book and she has authored another 60 plus articles, book chapters and other academic publications.

Anthony Walsh received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University and is a professor of criminology at Boise State University. He has field experience in both law enforcement and corrections. His special interests include the biological bases of human behavior, criminology, statistics, and criminal justice assessment and counseling. He is the author of 27 books, including Biology and Criminology (Routledge, 2009), Feminist Criminology Through a Biosocial Lens (Carolina Academic Press, 2011), Law, Justice, and Society (with Craig Hemmens, Oxford University Press, 2011), and Correctional Assessment, Casework, and Counseling (with Mary Stohr, American Correctional Association). He has authored over 100 journal articles or book chapters.

Craig Hemmens holds a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He is Department Head and Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University. In addition to being the series editor for SAGErsquo;s Text/Reader series in Criminology/Criminal Justice, Professor Hemmens has published several books, including Law, Justice and Society (Oxford University Press, 2009), Legal Guide for Police (Anderson, 2011) and an Introduction to Criminal Evidence (Oxford University Press, 2009). He has been nominated for several teaching awards, and is currently serving as the first Vice President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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