Corrections Today / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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.
About the Author
LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (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? He 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 program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, 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, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody..
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.