This book provides a good overview of corrections and is used in conjunction with another Sage title dealing specifically with community corrections. It provides greater context for the course. Specifically, it shows how community corrections functions inside the broader correctional system.
I will use as a reference book but as a stand alone text it is not comprehensive enough.
Fit need of class. Liked the discussion questions as an addition to class.
This book provdes an excellent opportunity for students to consider the terms of reentry and reintegration so important in today's criminal justice. It has been added to the reading list for students as a recommended reading as it provides a fantstic opportunity for students to draw comparatives between the two systems (UK and USA) and work on rehabilitation and the purposes of punishment.
The text is current and provides a thorugh content coverage.
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