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Corrections
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Corrections
The Essentials

Fifth Edition


May 2024 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written by former practitioners who are experts in the field, Corrections: The Essentials provides an in-depth, yet accessible guide to the world of corrections. 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 includes features such as comparative corrections sections, practitioner perspective sections, and ethical dilemmas challenge students to think critically and acknowledge the complexities of the correctional system.

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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

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Key features
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. Select the Vantage tab on this page to learn more.
  • New sections focusing on Trauma Informed Practices, The Importance of Self-Care, and Harm Reduction origin and prevention have been added in several chapters.
  • Expanded discussions on decarceration, immigration, mental illness, and the impact of COVID on correctional population and practices.
  • Updated language to reflect more suitable terminologies, such as "incarcerated persons," "houseless persons," and those of "Latine descent."
  • 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.

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