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Corrections : the essentials

Author: Mary K Stohr; Anthony Walsh
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book addresses the most important topics in corrections in a shorter and more cost effective format. Solid coverage of the history of corrections and of special populations offers a unique perspective. Also included are coverage of diversity issues, a view of corrections systems in different parts of the world, key terms and discussion questions, and web resources and exercises at the end of each chapter.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary K Stohr; Anthony Walsh
ISBN: 9781412986991 1412986990
OCLC Number: 719429072
Notes: "Rev. ed. of: Corrections : a text/reader / [edited by] Mary Stohr, Anthony Walsh, Craig Hemmens. c2009."
Description: xvii, 311 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The philosophical and ideological underpinnings of corrections --
A history of corrections --
Correctional history: reforms and themes --
Sentencing: the application of punishment --
Jails --
Probation and community corrections --
Prisons --
Parole and prisoner reentry --
The correctional experience for staff --
Women and corrections --
Minorities and corrections --
Juveniles and corrections --
Legal issues in corrections --
Correctional programming and treatment --
Corrections in the 21st century.
Other Titles: Corrections.
Responsibility: Mary K. Stohr, Anthony Walsh.

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This 'Essentials' book covers the key issues in the field of corrections and provides students with a succinct and accessible guide to the topic.  Read more...
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