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American Corrections [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Todd R. Clear , Michael D. Reisig , George F. Cole
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January 1, 2012 1133049737 978-1133049739 10
Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Tenth Edition. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions, incorporating high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines to reinforce important theories. The authors "tell it like it is," offering you thought-provoking, unbiased examinations of such topics as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, and surveillance. You'll also get a frontline view of careers in the corrections field.

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Part I: THE CORRECTIONAL CONTEXT. 1. The Corrections System. 2. The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice. 3. The History of Corrections in America. 4. The Punishment of Offenders. 5. The Law of Corrections. 6. The Correctional Client. Part II: CORRECTIONAL PRACTICES. 7. Jails, Detention and Short-Term Incarceration. 8. Probation. 9. Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections. 10. Incarceration. 11. The Prison Experience. 12. Incarceration of Women. 13. Institutional Management. 14. Institutional Programs. 15. Release from Incarceration. 16. Making It: Supervision in the Community. 17. Corrections for Juveniles. Part III: CORRECTIONAL ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES. 18. Incarceration Trends. 19. Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections. 20. The Death Penalty. 21. Community Justice. 22. American Corrections: Looking Forward. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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).

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.

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).

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 10 edition (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133049737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133049739
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 1, 2014
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It come quickly and has been such a help
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5.0 out of 5 stars fast shipment June 2, 2014
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I chose 5 star because my book was delivered a day before school started. I should have received it on june 2 but instead june 1st...a sunday! i wasn't expecting i was very happy. its in good condition. i do see a few items that have been highlighted in orange. but i guess its ok. no ripped pages and no stains or funny smells.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good textbook January 18, 2014
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Clear, Cole, & Reisig did a good job discussing the many facets of corrections from the history of punishment through incarceration to the crime control models, which often result in prison overcrowding. The sidebars throughout the book were interesting as well. Overall, this is a good book to use to study penology and it provided a lot of insight into the discipline.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hate it January 1, 2014
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Can't even visit the website for the free quizes and test. I dont get why the false advertising.IT not worth it
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Corrections October 26, 2013
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Great product. Husband would not have been able to get his book for class if I was not able to get his book here. Was much lower than getting it at school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book June 30, 2013
By Kim
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The book is well written, interesting, and informative. It was purchased for a college American Corrections class. I would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great June 15, 2013
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This book was great and I was able to learn alot about Correction in America got started. It also talked alot about Correction today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK April 19, 2013
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