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9780130867612

Corrections in the United States A Contemproary Perspective
Corrections in the United States A Contemproary Perspective
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  • ISBN-13: 9780130867612
  • ISBN: 0130867616
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

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Corrections in the United States 3/E provides a concise synopsis of American corrections, including the use of incarceration, probation, and parole over time. Jails and prisons are distinguished and their functions described. Inmate rights are highlighted, as well as a discussion of key issues: privatization, architecture, HIV-AIDS, and correctional reforms. Interesting vignettes and real cases summaries supplement key terms and concepts in all chapters.Addtionally, this book has the following unique features:Complete discussion of presentence investigation reports, their functions, and preparation Comprehensive discussion of juvenile corrections, including intermediate punishment alternatives Examination in inmate classification and screening mechanisms for risk and needs assessment Comprehensive discussion of community corrections, including uses of volunteers and paraprofessionals Test bank, inclusive glossary, up-to-date bibliography, questions for review at chapter ends, and suggested readings Discussion of key federal and state corrections cases relating to probation and parole revocation Examination of major sentencing systems and their implications for offender processing Elaborate examination of women's prisons, their history and evolution, and key female inmate issuesChampion, Dean J. is the author of 'Corrections in the United States A Contemproary Perspective' with ISBN 9780130867612 and ISBN 0130867616.

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