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Correctional administration : integrating theory and practice

Author: Richard P Seiter
Publisher: Boston : Prentice Hall, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Seiter
ISBN: 9780135113622 0135113628
OCLC Number: 654816187
Description: xv, 496 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. correctional management and administration --
1. Correctional administration : past to present --
2. Theories of leadership and management --
Great Man theories of leadership --
Trait theories of leadership --
Contingency theories of leadership --
Situational theories of leadership --
Behavioral theories of leadership --
Participative theories of leadership --
Management theories of leadership --
Relationship theories of leadership --
Practical perspectives : from transactional to transformational leadership --
Practical applications of leadership --
3. Leadership and management of corrections --
4. Setting the tone : vision, mission, and strategic planning --
pt. II. Managing correctional staff --
5. The role of staff in corrections --
Correctional staff --
Professional staff --
Correctional officer --
Counselor or caseworker --
Probation and parole officer --
Community residential staff --
Volunteers and contractor services --
Importance of diversity in corrections --
Gender issues in correctional staffing --
6. Human resource management for corrections --
Collective bargaining --
7. Staff organization and functions --
Chain of command and span of control --
Organization of the central office --
Organization of prisons --
Organization of the community --
8. Supervising and empowering employees --
Key elements in supervision --
Communications --
pt. III. Managing the environment --
9. Fiscal management and the challenge of cost containment --
The budgetary process --
10. Managing risk through offender classification --
Risk assessment in classifying offenders --
Risk management and classification of prison inmates --
11. Managing the external environment --
Public opinion and correctional policy --
pt. IV. Managing prisons --
12. Managing security in prisons --
13. Managing programs in prisons --
Types of correctional programs --
Educational and vocational programs --
Substance abuse programs --
Mental health programs --
Prison work programs --
14. Managing basic services in prisons --
Medical care for inmates --
pt. V. Issues for now and the future --
15. Critical issues for correctional administration --
Sentencing issues --
Public fear of crime --
Partisan politics and the lack of policy alternatives --
Management of special offenders --
Aging offenders --
Juvenile offenders tried and sentenced as adults --
Women offenders --
Sex offenders --
Preventing suicides --
Recruiting correctional staff --
Evaluating effectiveness --
recidivism as a measure of outcome --
Effectiveness of probation and parole --
Prisoner reentry --
16. The future and correctional administration --
How will community supervision change? --
What impact will technology have on the future? --
Will there be a rebirth of rehabilitation?
Responsibility: Richard P. Seiter.

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