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Corrections Today / Edition 1

Corrections Today / Edition 1

by Larry J. Siegel, Clemens BartollasLarry J. Siegel
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Get a frontline look at the field of corrections with CORRECTIONS TODAY, 4th Edition. This briefer, visual, paperback alternative to hardback Introduction to Corrections texts is ideal for readers who are interested in real-world concepts and applications. It examines the field of corrections through the lens of students -- perhaps like you -- who are giving serious thought to a career in the field or are working in corrections while seeking an advanced degree in order to be promoted or switch job paths. Updated with new professional profiles and insightful coverage of restorative justice, special offender populations, the use of private prisons, and many other timely topics, the fourth edition offers a practical, engaging, career-focused, and authoritative introduction to corrections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495602408
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/22/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? Dr. Siegal applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for 9 years. He also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, before joining the faculty at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML). He is now professor emeritus at UML. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the areas of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, courts, private security and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Dr. Siegel and his wife, Therese J. Libby, now reside in Naples, Florida.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM: HOW AND WHY WE CORRECT. 1. The Correctional System. 2. Sentencing and the Correctional Process. Part II: TYPES OF CORRECTIONAL SANCTIONS. 3. Community Corrections: Diversion and Probation. 4. Intermediate Sanctions and Restorative Justice. 5. Jails and Houses of Correction. 6. Prisons. Part III: LIVING IN AND LEAVING THE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION. 7. The Prison Experience: Males and Females. 8. Prisoners' Rights. 9. Correctional Programs and Services. 10. Parole and Release to the Community. Part IV: UNIQUE PROBLEMS AND ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS. 11. Special Prison Populations. 12. Capital Punishment and the Death Row Inmate. 13. The Juvenile Offender.

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