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Corrections

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May 2011 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Corrections looks at the correctional system and offers arguments for and against the practice of the laws and policies that comprise corrections, from parole and probation to imprisonment, to the application of the death penalty. The 20 included chapters, written by eminent scholars and experts in the fields of criminology, police science, law, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines, take on such contested topics as what the goals of the correctional system should be (deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, or something else?) and how they should be achieved; who should make these decisions; and how to balance the goals of the correctional system with the civil rights of the inmates. Prison conditions and the treatment of prisoners, as well as the changing definition of cruel and unusual punishment, are also examined.

The Series

The five brief, issues-based books in SAGE Reference's Key Issues in Crime & Punishment Series offer examinations of controversial programs, practices, problems or issues from varied perspectives. Volumes correspond to the five central subfields in the Criminal Justice curriculum: Crime & Criminal Behavior, Policing, The Courts, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice.

Each volume consists of approximately 20 chapters offering succinct pro/con examinations, and Recommended Readings conclude each chapter, highlighting different approaches to or perspectives on the issue at hand. As a set, these volumes provide perfect reference support for students writing position papers in undergraduate courses spanning the Criminal Justice curriculum. Each title is approximately 350 pages in length.


Key features
  • An issues-based set covers the five major curricular areas of criminal justice: crime and criminal behavior; police and law enforcement; courts, law and justice; corrections; and juvenile crime and justice.
  • Each volume of approximately 20 chapters offers succinct pro/con examinations of controversial programs, practices, problems, or issues from varied perspectives.
  • Recommended Readings conclude each chapter, highlighting different approaches to or perspectives on the issue at hand.
  • Authorship is comprised of eminent scholars and experts in the fields of criminology, police science, law, sociology, psychology, and other curricula.
  • An Introduction by the series General Editor sets the debate stage for the volume.
  • Availability in print and on-line enhances accessibility for students in their research journeys.

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