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Corrections
The Essentials

Third
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January 2018 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written by former practitioners who are experts in the field, Corrections: The Essentials, Third Edition, addresses the most important topics in corrections in a brief, yet comprehensive format. 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 Third Edition provides insights into the future of corrections as well as updated coverage of the most important issues impacting the field today. 

New to the Third Edition

  • Updated and expanded coverage of ethical considerations, special populations, and the history of corrections provides students with the context for understanding policy decisions and their consequences, both past and present.
  • More coverage on disparities in sentencing and drug courts encourages students to think critically about U.S. drug policies and the effectiveness of those policies. 
  • Additional content on federal procedures and private prisons shows real examples of private prisons, their profit motives, and the effect they have had on the correctional system. 
  • The most current data, facts, figures, and research are included throughout the book to provide students with insights into today’s world of corrections.  


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Preface
 
Chapter 1. The Philosophical and Ideological Underpinnings of Corrections
Introduction: What Is Corrections?

 
From Arrest to Punishment

 
The Major Punishment Justifications

 
The Due Process and Crime Control Models and Cultural Comparisons

 
 
Chapter 2. Correctional History: Ancient Times to Colonial Jails
Introduction: The Evolving Practice of Corrections

 
Themes: Truths That Underlie Correctional Practice

 
Early Punishments in Westernized Countries

 
Enlightenment—Paradigm Shift

 
Colonial Jails and Prisons

 
 
Chapter 3. Correctional History: The 17th to 20th Centuries
Introduction: The Grand Reforms

 
Early Modern Prisons and the Pennsylvania and New York Models

 
Early Prisons and Jails Not Reformed

 
The Renewed Promise of Reform

 
Southern and Northern Prisons, the Contract and Lease Systems, and Industrial Prisons

 
Correctional Institutions or Warehouse Prisons?

 
Themes That Prevail in Correctional History

 
 
Chapter 4. Ethics and Corrections
Introduction: To Do the Right Thing!

 
Ethical Foundation for Professional Practice

 
Why People Behave Unethically

 
How to Prevent Unethical Behavior and Promote Ethical Work Practices

 
War on Drugs = Attack on Ethics?

 
 
Chapter 5. Sentencing: The Application of Punishment
Introduction: What Is Sentencing?

 
Types of Sentences: Indeterminate, Determinate, and Mandatory

 
Habitual Offender Statutes

 
Other Types of Sentences: Shock, Split, and Non-custodial Sentences

 
Sentencing by Civil Commitment for Sex Offenders

 
Problem-Solving Courts

 
Drug Courts

 
Sentencing Disparity, Legitimate and Illegitimate

 
Structuring Sentencing: The Presentence Investigation Report

 
Structured Sentencing: Sentencing Guidelines

 
The Future of Sentencing Guidelines

 
 
Chapter 6. Jails and Detention Centers
Introduction: The Community Institution

 
Jail Inmates and Their Processing

 
Trends in Jail Populations

 
Medical Problems

 
Suicides, Gangs, and Sexual Violence in Jails

 
Innovations in Jails

 
 
Chapter 7. Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediary Sanctions
Introduction: The Origins of Probation

 
Number and Demographic Characteristics of Offenders on Probation

 
Why Do We Need Community Corrections?

 
The Probation Officer Role

 
Models of Probation Supervision

 
Probation Violations and Graduated Sanctions

 
Probation Officer Stress

 
Engaging the Community to Prevent Recidivism

 
Intermediate Sanctions

 
 
Chapter 8. Prisons and the Correctional Client
Introduction: The State of Prisons

 
Prison Organizations

 
Attributes of the Prison That Shape the Experience

 
The Prison Subculture

 
Violence

 
Social Support

 
Special Populations

 
 
Chapter 9. The Corrections Experience for Staff
Introduction: What Is a Profession?

 
The State of the Work in Correctional Institutions and Programs

 
Why Require More Education and Training?

 
Individual-Level Factors That Affect the Correctional Workplace

 
Correctional Roles

 
The Subculture and Socialization

 
Staff Interactions With Inmates

 
 
Chapter 10. Community Corrections: Parole and Prisoner Reentry
Introduction: What Is Parole?

 
Parole Boards

 
What Goes In Must Come Out: Prisoner Reentry Into the Community

 
The Impact of Imprisonment and Reentry on Communities

 
What Makes for a Successful Reentry?

 
Determining Parole “Success”

 
Parole Violations and Graduated Sanctions

 
House Arrest, Electronic Monitoring, and Global Positioning Systems

 
Concluding Remarks on Reentry and Recidivism

 
 
Chapter 11. Women and Corrections
Introduction

 
History and Growth

 
Women and Girls in Corrections Today

 
Female Correctional Officers

 
 
Chapter 12. Minorities and Corrections
Introduction

 
Defining Race, Ethnicity, Disparity, and Discrimination

 
A Legacy of Racism

 
The Connection Between Class and Race/ Ethnicity

 
Minorities: Policies and Practices That Have Resulted in Increased Incarceration

 
Minorities: Experiencing Incarceration

 
 
Chapter 13. Juveniles and Corrections
Introduction: Delinquency and Status Offending

 
The Extent of Delinquency

 
The Juvenile Brain and Juvenile Behavior

 
History and Philosophy of Juvenile Justice

 
Childhood in the United States

 
The Beginning of the Juvenile Courts

 
Processing Juvenile Offenders

 
Juvenile Community Corrections

 
Intensive Probation

 
Residential and Institutional Juvenile Corrections

 
 
Chapter 14. Legal Issues in Corrections
Introduction

 
The Rule of Law

 
The Hands-Off Period: 1866–1963

 
The Prisoners’ Rights Period: 1964–1978

 
The Deference Period: 1997–Present

 
First Amendment

 
Fourth Amendment

 
Eighth Amendment

 
Fourteenth Amendment

 
The Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

 
Curtailing Prisoner Petitions

 
Legal Issues in Probation and Parole

 
 
Chapter 15. Correctional Programming and Treatment
Introduction: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of Rehabilitation

 
The Shift From “Nothing Works” to “What Works?”

 
Evidence-Based Practices

 
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

 
Substance Abuse Programming

 
Anger Management

 
Sex Offenders and Their Treatment

 
Mentally Ill Offenders

 
 
Chapter 16. The Death Penalty
Introduction: The Death Penalty and Public Opinion

 
Methods of Execution Used in the United States

 
Legal Challenges to the Death Penalty

 
Does the Death Penalty Deter?

 
Financial Costs and the Death Penalty

 
Racial Disparity in Death Sentences

 
Women and the Death Penalty

 
The Death Penalty and Mental Disability

 
The Death Penalty and Mental Illness

 
The Innocence Revolution

 
 
Chapter 17. Corrections in the 21st Century
Introduction: Learning From the Past So That We Have Hope for the Future

 
Punitive Policies Yield Overuse of Corrections

 
Decarceration

 
Professionalization and Innovation

 
Privatization

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
 
Answers to Test Your Knowledge
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

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“This is a great overview of the field of corrections. Focuses on the major schools of thought and provides a background for why the correction system is the way it is today.”

Dr. Karin J. Storm
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Brandman University

I thought this text was pretty well laid out and executed. I really enjoyed all the various boxes in the chapters that helped to break it up some and keep it interesting. I like the instructor resources and those are always incredibly helpful.”

Erin Graybill Ellis, M.A.
Texas Woman’s University

"Stohr & Walsh is a solid corrections text. The Essentials version of the text provides concise coverage of a broad range of topics relevant in Corrections courses and provides a number of pedagogical enhancements that augment the information provided in the text. The diverse topical coverage makes the text appropriate for a number of corrections courses and allows the professor to customize the student experience to fit their course needs.”

Michael S. Caudy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 

  • Updated and expanded coverage of ethical considerations, special populations, and the history of corrections provides students with the context for understanding policy decisions and their consequences, both past and present.
  • More coverage on disparities in sentencing and drug courts encourages students to think critically about U.S. drug policies and the effectiveness of those policies. 
  • Additional content on federal procedures and private prisons shows real examples of private prisons, their profit motives, and the effect they have had on the correctional system. 
  • The most current data, facts, figures, and research are included throughout the book to provide students with insights into today’s world of corrections.  

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 contents before they begin reading.
  • Foundational coverage of the history of corrections and of special populations offers students a unique perspective. 
  • Coverage of diversity of issues throughout the book will open up the diversity conversation in the classroom.
  • Comparative Perspective boxes in each chapter provide a view of correctional systems in different parts of the world, while also giving them some insight into how alternative practices might work.  
  • In Focus boxes detail areas of special interest related to the chapter's content with an extensive photo and illustration program enliven the content. 
  • Its brevity offers great flexibility in teaching.

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