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Author: James F Quinn
Publisher: Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press, ©2003.
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"The Second Edition of this text continues to offer an uncluttered, authoritative synthesis of the key elements of the correctional system. Thoroughly updated and extensively illustrated with charts, graphs, and photographs, this book is remarkably student-friendly - including its extremely reasonable price. Its manageable length, flexible organization, thoughtful analysis, and boxed features to stimulate critical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James F Quinn
ISBN: 1577662466 9781577662464
OCLC Number: 52860875
Description: xv, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Goals of Correctional Policy --
The Political Context of Corrections --
Defining Modern Correctional Goals --
Moral and Utilitarian Views of the Correctional Mission --
Correctional Decision Making --
Contradictions among Correctional Goals --
2. The History of Punishment --
The Origins of Punishment --
The Age of Enlightenment --
Reform and the Birth of Modern Corrections --
North American Prisons --
The Anti-Crime Backlash --
The New Penology --
3. Jails --
Modern Jails --
Pretrial Release from Jail --
Alternatives to Jail --
The Inmate Experience --
Jail Suicides --
Legal Regulation of Jails --
Detention Officers --
Cutting Jail Costs --
4. Probation --
The Goals of Probation --
Probation Populations --
Ideological Priorities in Probation --
Imposing the Probation Sentence --
The Probation Process --
The Probation Organization --
Probation Caseloads --
5. Intermediate Sanctions --
The Logic of Intermediate Sanctions --
Selection of Clients for Intermediate Sanctions --
Types of Intermediate Sanctions --
The Effectiveness of Intermediate Sanctions --
Dangers of Intermediate Sanctions --
6. Postimprisonment Community Supervision --
Methods of Release from Prison --
Goals of Parole --
The Legal Bases of Parole Supervision --
The Organization of Paroling Authorities --
The Parole Decision --
Parole Supervision --
7. Prison Populations --
Prison Population Growth --
Imbalances in U.S. Imprisonment Patterns --
Federal and State Systems --
Prisoner Health Issues --
Correctional Classification --
8. Convict Society --
Explanations of Convict Society --
The Total Institution --
Types of Prisoners --
Prison Gangs --
Special Issues in Prison Life --
9. Female Offenders --
Characteristics of Women in Prison --
Factors Affecting Sentencing of Female Offenders --
Women as the "Forgotten Offenders" --
Female Inmate Social Organization --
Programs for Women --
Co-Correctional Facilities --
10. The Legal Rights of Offenders --
Inmate Access to the Courts --
First Amendment Rights --
Fourth Amendment Rights --
Eighth Amendment Rights --
Fourteenth Amendment Rights --
Inmate Lawsuits --
11. Correctional Programs --
Habilitative Services --
Treatment Programs --
Prison Power Structures and the Empowerment of Treatment --
Creating an Environment for Change: Missouri's Parallel Universe --
12. Managing the Prison --
Prison Security --
Custodial Staff Responsibilities --
Staff Organization --
The Use of Power in Formal Organizations --
Private Prisons --
13. The Death Penalty --
The History of Capital Punishment --
Criteria for Use of the Death Penalty --
Special Groups and the Use of Capital Punishment --
Current Methods of Execution --
Life on Death Row --
Arguments for the Death Penalty --
Arguments against the Death Penalty --
Public Beliefs and the Death Penalty --
14. The Future of Corrections --
Collateral Effects of Incarceration --
The Politics of Corrections and the Media --
The War on Drugs --
The Costs of Current Policies --
Changes in the Justice System --
The Power of Victims --
New Technologies --
New Models of the Correctional Mission.
Responsibility: James F. Quinn.

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"The Second Edition of this text continues to offer an uncluttered, authoritative synthesis of the key elements of the correctional system. Thoroughly updated and extensively illustrated with charts, graphs, and photographs, this book is remarkably student-friendly - including its extremely reasonable price. Its manageable length, flexible organization, thoughtful analysis, and boxed features to stimulate critical thinking about policies and procedures make it a popular choice for classroom use. Accompanied by an Instructor's Manual on CD-Rom with PowerPoint presentations, the Second Edition is an ideal instructional tools."--Jacket.

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