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American corrections : concepts and controversies

Author: Barry Krisberg; Susan Marchionna; Chris Hartney
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive introduction to corrections presents an incisive view of every aspect of corrections prompting students to think critically about the complex issues involved in responding to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Krisberg; Susan Marchionna; Chris Hartney
ISBN: 9781412974394 1412974399
OCLC Number: 878117376
Description: xxviii, 441 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The corrections system --
A historical perspective on punishment and social structure --
The purpose of punishment and sentencing trends --
Jails --
Probation and alternatives to incarceration --
Prisons --
Coming home : reentry and parole --
Juvenile corrections --
The corrections workforce --
Law and corrections --
Corrections and the color line --
Women in the corrections system --
Challenging and vulnerable populations --
Death row and the death penalty --
The growth of privatization in corrections --
The politics and future of mass incarceration.
Responsibility: Barry Krisberg, University of California, Berkeley, Susan Marchionna, Criminal Justic Communications-Consultant, Chris Hartney, National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

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