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Corrections
The Essentials

Fourth Edition
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January 2021 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written by former practitioners who are experts in the field, Corrections: The Essentials, Fourth Edition, addresses the most important topics in corrections in a brief, yet comprehensive format. Authors Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh introduce students to the history and development of correctional institutions, while offering a unique perspective on ethics and special populations. The Fourth Edition provides insights into the future of corrections as well as updated coverage of the most important issues impacting the field today.

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Chapter 1. The Philosophical and Ideological Underpinnings of Corrections
Introduction: What Is Corrections?

 
From Arrest to Punishment

 
The Major Punishment Justifications

 
The Due Process and Crime Control Models and Cultural Comparisons

 
 
Chapter 2. Early Corrections: From Ancient Times to Correctional Institutions
Introduction: The Evolving Practice of Corrections and the Grand Reforms

 
Early Punishments in Westernized Countries

 
Enlightenment—Paradigm Shift

 
Colonial Jails and Prisons

 
Early Modern Prisons

 
Early Prisons and Jails Not Reformed

 
The Renewed Promise of Reform

 
American Corrections in the 20th and 21st Centuries

 
Themes That Prevail in Correctional History

 
 
Chapter 3. Ethics and Corrections
Introduction: To Do the Right Thing!

 
Ethical Foundation for Professional Practice

 
Why People Behave Unethically

 
How to Prevent Unethical Behavior and Promote Ethical Work Practices

 
War on Drugs = Attack on Ethics?

 
 
Chapter 4. Sentencing: The Application of Punishment
Introduction: What Is Sentencing?

 
Types of Sentences: Indeterminate, Determinate, and Mandatory

 
Other Types of Sentences: Shock, Split, and Noncustodial Sentences

 
Problem-Solving Courts

 
Sentencing Disparity, Legitimate and Illegitimate

 
Structuring Sentencing: The Presentence Investigation Report

 
Structured Sentencing: Sentencing Guidelines

 
The Future of Sentencing Guidelines

 
 
Chapter 5. Jails and Detention Centers
Introduction: The Community Institution

 
Jail Inmates and Their Processing

 
Trends in Jail Populations

 
Medical Problems

 
Suicides, Gangs, and Sexual Violence in Jails

 
Innovations in Jails

 
 
Chapter 6. Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediary Sanctions
Introduction: The Origins of Probation

 
Number and Demographic Characteristics of Offenders on Probation

 
Why Do We Need Community Corrections?

 
The Probation Officer Role and Models of Probation Supervision

 
Probation Violations and Graduated Sanctions

 
Probation Officer Stress

 
Engaging the Community to Prevent Recidivism

 
Intermediate Sanctions

 
 
Chapter 7. Prisons and the Correctional Client
Introduction: The State of Prisons

 
Prison Organizations

 
Prison Value?

 
Attributes of a Prison That Shape the Experience

 
The Prison Subculture

 
Violence

 
Older People and People with Physical and Mental Illnesses

 
LGBTQ+ Inmates

 
Immigration Prisons

 
 
Chapter 8. The Corrections Experience for Staff
Introduction: What Is a Profession?

 
The State of the Work in Correctional Institutions and Programs

 
Why Require More Education and Training?

 
Individual-Level Factors That Affect the Correctional Workplace

 
Correctional Roles

 
The Subculture and Socialization

 
Staff Interactions With Inmates

 
 
Chapter 9. Community Corrections: Parole and Prisoner Reentry
Introduction: What Is Parole?

 
The Modern Parole System

 
Parole Boards

 
What Goes In Must Come Out: Prisoner Reentry Into the Community

 
Parole Violations and Graduated Sanctions

 
Legal Issues in Parole

 
 
Chapter 10. Women and Corrections
Introduction: Women and Corrections

 
Current Figures on the Number of Women and Girls in Corrections

 
Females in Corrections: Needs, Programming, Abuse, and Adjustment

 
Female Correctional Officers

 
 
Chapter 11. People of Color and Corrections
Introduction: People of Color and Corrections

 
A Legacy of Racism

 
The Connection Between Class and Race or Ethnicity

 
People of Color: Policies and Practices That Have Resulted in Increased Incarceration

 
People of Color: Adjustment to Incarceration

 
People of Color Working in Corrections

 
 
Chapter 12. Juveniles and Corrections
Introduction: Delinquency and Status Offending

 
The Juvenile Brain and Juvenile Behavior

 
History and Philosophy of Juvenile Justice

 
Processing Juvenile Offenders

 
Juvenile Community Corrections

 
Intensive Probation

 
Residential and Institutional Juvenile Corrections

 
 
Chapter 13. Legal Issues in Corrections and the Death Penalty
Introduction: The History of Law in Corrections

 
Application of the Amendments to the Constitution to Convicted Felons

 
Curtailing Prisoner Petitions

 
The Death Penalty and Public Opinion

 
Does the Death Penalty Deter?

 
Financial Costs and the Death Penalty

 
Disparity in Death Sentences

 
The Innocence Revolution

 
 
Chapter 14. Correctional Programming and Treatment
Introduction: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of Rehabilitation

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

 
Substance Abuse Programming

 
Anger Management

 
Sex Offenders and Their Treatment

 
Offenders with Mental Illnesses

 
 
Chapter 15. Corrections in the 21st Century
Introduction: Learning From the Past So That We Have Hope for the Future

 
Decarceration

 
Professionalization

 
Corrections Is a Relationship Business

 
Privatization

 

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Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • This edition has been streamlined by combining the historical content into one chapter as well as combining the legal issues and death penalty content into one chapter.
  • Updated coverage of ethical considerations, special populations, and the effect of immigration policies provides students with the context for understanding policy decisions and their consequences, both past and present.
  • More coverage of disparities in sentencing and drug courts encourages students to think critically about U.S. drug policies and their effectiveness.
  • All chapters have been thoroughly updated to reflect the most current data, facts, figures, and research available, helping students understand the world of corrections today.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Perspective from a Practitioner boxes, written by professionals in corrections, give a glimpse into the daily lives of those working in the correctional system.
  • Ethical Issues boxes ask students "What Would You Do?" to encourage critical thinking around ethical issues in corrections.
  • Test Your Knowledge self-quizzes open each chapter so students can quickly determine what they know and don't know about the chapter content before they begin reading.
  • Foundational coverage of the history of corrections and of special populations offers students a unique perspective.
  • Comparative Perspective boxes provide a view of correctional systems in different parts of the world, while also providing insight into how alternative practices might work.  
  • In Focus boxes detail areas of special interest related to the chapter's content
  • Its brevity offers great flexibility in teaching.
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