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Corrections- Vantage Learning Platform

Corrections- Vantage Learning Platform
From Research, to Policy, to Practice

Second Edition

January 2022 | SAGE Publications, Inc

ISBN: 978-1-0718-7147-8


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Written by two academic scholars and former practitioners, Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice, Second Edition offers students a 21st-century look into the treatment and rehabilitative themes that drive modern-day corrections. Corrections 2e–Vantage Digital Option delivers the trusted content from Stohr and Walsh's text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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About  Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice, Second Edition

Written by two academic scholars and former practitioners, Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice, Second Edition offers students a 21st-century look into the treatment and rehabilitative themes that drive modern-day corrections. Authors Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh expertly weave together research, policy, and practice to give readers a foundational understanding of the field of corrections. Readers will gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of corrections, as well as exposure to often-overlooked topics, including correctional programming and treatment, special problem-solving courts, and comparative corrections. 

Part 1: Foundations of Corrections
Chapter 1: The Philosophical and Ideological Underpinnings of Corrections
Chapter 2: Early Corrections: From Ancient Times to Colonial Jails and Prisons
Chapter 3: Correctional History: Early Prisons to Corrections Today
Chapter 4: Ethics and Corrections
Part 2: The Correctional System
Chapter 5: Sentencing: The Application of Punishment
Chapter 6: Jails and Detention Centers
Chapter 7: Special Problem-Solving Courts in Corrections
Chapter 8: Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediary Sanctions
Chapter 9: Prisons and the Correctional Client
Chapter 10: Classification and Assessment of Offenders
Chapter 11: Correctional Programming and Treatment
Chapter 12: Parole and Prisoner Reentry
Part 3: Correctional Administration
Chapter 13: Correctional Organizations and Their Management
Chapter 14: The Corrections Experience for Staff
Part 4: Correctional Clients
Chapter 15: Women and Corrections
Chapter 16: Minorities and Corrections
Chapter 17: Juveniles and Corrections
Part 5: Special Topics in Corrections
Chapter 18: Legal Issues in Corrections
Chapter 19: The Death Penalty
Chapter 20: Comparative Corrections: Punishment in Other Countries
Chapter 21: Corrections in the 21st Century
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  • Pedagogical Scaffolding
    Builds on core concepts, moving students from basic understanding to mastery.

  • Confidence Builder
    Offers frequent Knowledge Checks, applied-learning multimedia tools (including assignable video with assessment), and chapter tests with focused feedback to ensure students know key concepts.

  • eReading Experience
    Makes it easy for students to learn by presenting content in easy-to-digest chunks accompanied by frequent Knowledge Checks. The eReader also features notetaking, highlighting, definition look-up, and other helpful reading tools.

  • Assignments and Measurement Made Simple
    Feeds auto-graded assignments to your gradebook, with real-time insight into student and class performance. The highly visual reports show if your students are struggling and where they need the most help.

  • LMS Integration
    Saves you time by giving you access to all course materials from one location. SAGE Vantage can integrate with your LMS providing Single Sign-On (SSO) and gradebook integration.

  • Simple Course Setup and Management
    Enables you to set up your course in just 3 steps—so fast you can complete it in minutes! Additionally, instructor control over assignments, content selection, due dates, and grading supports the way you choose to teach.

  • Quality Content
    Written by expert authors and teachers you trust, content is not sacrificed for technical features.

  • Student Dashboard
    Offers a highly visual student dashboard for easy access to grades, so students know exactly where they stand in your course and where they might improve.

  • Greater Value and Choice
    Affordable access to easy-to-use, quality learning tools students will appreciate.

  • Greater Flexibility
    Easy to access across mobile, desktop, and tablet devices, SAGE Vantage enables students to engage with the material you choose, learn by applying knowledge, and soar with confidence by performing better in your course.

  • Accompanying SAGE Premium Video brings concepts to life.
    • Career Videos feature criminal justice professionals discussing their day-to-day work and current issues related to technology, diversity, and cutting-edge developments in the field.
    • Feature Videos capture insightful interviews with former inmates who discuss their experiences in prison. 
  • Test Your Knowledge questions allow students assess what they already know about corrections before reading chapters, enhancing their studying and learning.
  • Learning objectives identify what students should be able to do at the completion of chapters.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes provide a ground-level view of corrections from the perspective of correctional practitioners, inmates, and others to show how research, policy, and practice play out in the real world.
  • Policy and Research boxes illustrate key points related to past, current, and future policy issues and discuss how research has informed modern practices to improve future policies and procedures. 
  • In Focus boxes detail areas of special interest related to the chapter's content with an extensive photo and illustration program.
  • Ethical Issue sections prepare students for common ethical dilemmas relating to corrections and encourage them to think critically about the need for ethical behavior.
  • Perspective From a Practitioner boxes give students a real-world perspective on what it's like to work in a wide array of careers related to corrections.
  • End-of-chapter summaries, key terms, discussion questions, and useful Internet sites allow students to review chapter content to master the material.

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