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American Corrections [Hardcover]

Todd R. Clear , George F. Cole , Michael D. Reisig
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February 12, 2010 0495807486 978-0495807483 9
Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in the newest edition of AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions in a balanced way. Readers will appreciate the high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines, helping to reinforce the theories found in the book. AMERICAN CORRECTIONS also examines topics such as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, surveillance, and careers in the corrections field.

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Todd R. Clear is Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. He is currently involved in studies of religion and crime, the criminological implications of "place," and the concept of "community justice." He serves as founding editor of the journal Criminology and Public Policy. Previous writing covers the topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions, and sentencing policy. Clear has been elected to national office in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has served as a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in over 40 states and five nations, and his work has been recognized through several awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, and the International Community Corrections Association. Clear is the author of three books on community justice: COMMUNITY JUSTICE (Cengage Learning), WHAT IS COMMUNITY JUSTICE? (Sage), and THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (Westview). He is also author of IMPRISONING COMMUNITIES: HOW MASS INCARCERATION MAKES DISADVANTAGED PLACES WORSE (Oxford University Press).

George F. Cole is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Recognized for outstanding teaching and research, Professor Cole is a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He held a fellowship at the National Institute of Justice, and received two Fulbright-Hays Program research awards. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut, and has published several other criminal justice titles, including CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA (with Christopher E. Smith) and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES (with Marc Gertz).

Michael Reisig is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1996. Previously he was faculty member at Michigan State University and Florida State University. His corrections research has appeared in several leading criminology journals, including Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Punishment and Society.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (February 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495807486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495807483
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting! January 11, 2011
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This book gives you a great look at the American correctional system as it pertains to society today. I am a college student and needed this book for was easy to read and the students (even those who hated class) found this textbook interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Corrections Book April 1, 2014
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I needed this book fast for a college course book is super expensive but this was the cheapest I could find it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars boring March 18, 2014
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Boring though.This is more like a study book fora class so it has many details unnecessary and sort of boring to read for pleasure.It is so dry just more likeba study book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Served the purpose February 12, 2014
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Purchased this book to enhance my Criminal Justice library. I am preparing to be an adjunct in CJ and wanted to have more books at my disposal for research and offering the students advice in the field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great August 10, 2013
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this book I need for my class I was glad to get it at such a reasonable price. It so came in handy
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4.0 out of 5 stars Corrections July 1, 2012
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The book was easy to read and understand. This book was bought for a criminal justice class and it was true to the lecture although many times I just wish the book was more detailed. Would I recommend this book? Honestly, for being my first criminal justice book, I would.
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