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Introduction to Corrections

Introduction to Corrections

Fourth Edition

December 2022 | 696 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Introduction to Corrections provides students with a comprehensive foundation of corrections that is practitioner-driven and grounded in modern research and theoretical origins. Experienced correctional practitioner, scholar, and author Robert D. Hanser shows students how the corrections system works, from classification, security, and treatment, to demonstrating how and why correctional practices are implemented. The Fourth Edition includes a special emphasis on the role of technology in each chapter; new topics on medical care in jail, female drug offenders, and controversies around the death penalty; and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on correctional practices. Data and examples drawn from federal government documents, along with exercises that reinforce concepts in the text, further aid student learning.

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Chapter 1: Early History of Punishment and the Development of Prisons in the United States
Chapter 2: Ideological and Theoretical Underpinnings to Sentencing and Correctional Policy
Chapter 3: Correctional Law and Legal Liabilities
Chapter 4: Jail and Detention Facilities
Chapter 5: Probation
Chapter 6: Intermediate Sanctions
Chapter 7: Facility Design to Meet Security and Programming Needs
Chapter 8: Classification and Custody Levels
Chapter 9: Prison Subculture and Prison Gang Influence
Chapter 10: Immigration Detention Centers
Chapter 11: Female Offenders in Correctional Systems
Chapter 12: Specialized Inmate Populations
Chapter 13: Juvenile Correctional Systems
Chapter 14: Correctional Administration
Chapter 15: Prison Programming
Chapter 16: Parole, Reentry, and Case Management
Chapter 17: The Death Penalty
Chapter 18: Program Evaluation, Evidence- Based Practices, and Future Trends in Corrections


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