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Introduction to Corrections
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Introduction to Corrections

Fourth Edition
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February 2023 | 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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PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF CORRECTIONS
 
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
 
PART II: CORRECTIONAL PRACTICES
 
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
 
PART III: ISSUES AND TRENDS IN CORRECTIONS
 
Chapter 17: The Death Penalty
 
Chapter 18: Program Evaluation, Evidence- Based Practices, and Future Trends in Corrections
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • Updated information includes new legislation, statistics, examples, and topics, such as sentencing practices, technological innovations, and offenders with special needs.
  • New topics including the effects of realignment in California, medical care in jails, probation, compassionate prison design, female drug offenders, the treatment of HIV/AIDS in prisons, the use of reentry councils, and updated court decisions and controversies around the death penalty.
  • Themes related to social justice have been included to reflect more contemporary perspectives on the criminal justice system, in general, and the correctional system, in particular.
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon correctional practices and operations have been included in various chapters of this text.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Balanced coverage of research and practice offers students a comprehensive view of the field and evidence-based practices as they prepare for a career in corrections and/or the criminal justice system.
  • Assessment and classification from both institutional and community corrections perspectives offer students a well-rounded understanding of the field of corrections.
  • Exclusive Prison Tour and Inmate videos provide a view into the daily operations of the correctional facilities at Angola State Penitentiary and Richwood Correctional Center with commentary from correctional staff.
  • Engaging chapter-opening vignettes highlight important issues in corrections and allow students to understand the challenges corrections practitioners face each day.
  • Various issues associated with specialized offender typologies help students understand a variety of offenders they will encounter in the field, such as female offenders, geriatric offenders, mentally ill offenders, gang offenders, and others.
  • Focus Topic boxes delve into key topics in corrections by adding depth and detail, ensuring that the material reinforces the learning objectives for each chapter.
  • Applied Theory inserts bridge the connection between criminological theory and the actual daily operations of correctional facilities and highlight issues specific to the chapter from a theoretical perspective.
  • Technology and Equipment boxes showcase modern technology and equipment used in corrections and provide students with an additional glimpse of the practitioner’s world through the examination of the working tools of the trade.
  • Corrections and the Law sections highlight legal considerations in each chapter and demonstrate how the field of corrections is continuously changing.
  • What Would You Do? exercises at the close of each chapter provide students with an opportunity to engage critically with the material.
  • Cross-National Perspectives boxed features help students develop a global mindset using issues as they are addressed in nations around the world.
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