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Corrections
The Essentials

Fifth Edition


August 2024 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written by former practitioners who are experts in the field, Corrections: The Essentials, Fifth 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 diversity. The Fifth Edition provides insights into the future of corrections as well as updated coverage of the most important issues impacting the field today. 

Features:

  • Perspective from a Practitionerboxes, written by professionals in corrections, give a glimpse into the daily lives of those working in the correctional system.
  • Ethical Issuesboxes 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 contents before they begin reading.
  • Foundational coverage of the history of corrections and of special populationsoffers students a unique perspective. 
  • Coverage of diversity of issues throughoutthe book will open up the diversity conversation in the classroom.
  • Comparative Perspectiveboxes in each chapter provide a view of correctional systems in different parts of the world, while also giving them some insight into how alternative practices might work.  
  • In Focus boxes detail areas of special interest related to the chapter's content with an extensive photo and illustration program enliven the content. 
  • Its brevity offers great flexibility in teaching.

 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1 The Philosophical and Ideological Underpinnings of Corrections
 
Chapter 2 Early Corrections: From Ancient Times to Correctional Institutions
 
Chapter 3 Ethics and Corrections
 
Chapter 4 Sentencing: The Application of Punishment
 
Chapter 5 Jails and Detention Centers
 
Chapter 6 Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediary Sanctions
 
Chapter 7 Prisons and the Correctional Client
 
Chapter 8 The Corrections Experience for Staff
 
Chapter 9 Community Corrections: Parole and Prisoner Reentry
 
Chapter 10 Women and Corrections
 
Chapter 11 People of Color and Corrections
 
Chapter 12 Juveniles and Corrections
 
Chapter 13 Legal Issues in Corrections and the Death Penalty
 
Chapter 14 Correctional Programming and Treatment
 
Chapter 15 Corrections in the 21st Century
 
Answers to Test Your Knowledge
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
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.

For instructors

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