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Introduction to Corrections- Vantage Learning Platform

Introduction to Corrections- Vantage Learning Platform

Fourth Edition

January 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Introduction to Corrections - Vantage Learning Platform, Fourth Edition

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Introduction to Corrections, Fourth Edition
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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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New to this Edition:
  • 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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