Introduction to Corrections (2nd Revised edition)

Introduction to Corrections (2nd Revised edition)

By: Robert D. Hanser (author)Paperback

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The Second Edition of Introduction to Corrections provides students with a strong, comprehensive foundation in the field of corrections using modern research, theoretical origins, and practical application. Designed for introductory corrections courses, this text uniquely illustrates how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in the field of corrections, in both the institutional and community settings. Experienced correctional practitioner, scholar, and author, Robert D. Hanser shows students how the corrections system actually works, from classification, to security, to treatment, to demonstrating how and why correctional practices are implemented.

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Robert Hanser is the Associate Director of the School of Social Sciences and the Coordinator of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Hanser has an extensive background in treatment provision and administration. He sits on the 4th Judicial District's Youth Services Planning Board and also serves on regional advisory councils and community boards related to juvenile services for substance abuse and mental health treatment programming. He is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Louisiana and Texas, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Anger Management Therapist.


PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF CORRECTIONS Chapter 1: Early History of Punishment and the Development of Prisons in the United States Defining Corrections: A Variety of Possibilities The Notion of Punishment and Corrections Throughout History The Enlightenment and Correctional Reform Punishment During Early American History: 1700s-1800s The Age of the Reformatory in America Prisons in America: 1900s to the end of World War II Modern Day Systems: Federal and State Inmate Characteristics Chapter 2: Ideological and Theoretical Underpinnings to Corrections Philosophical Underpinnings Types of Sanctions Sentencing Models Criminological Theories and Corrections Chapter 3: Correctional Law and Legal Liabilities The Hands-Off Doctrine The Emergence of Inmate Rights Corrections and the Constitution A Restrained Hands-On Perspective and Court Deference to Prisons State and Federal Legal Liabilities Compliance With Judicial Orders PART II: CORRECTIONAL PRACTICES Chapter 4: Jail and Detention Facilities Jails in the Past The Modern Jail Jails as Short-Term Institutions Jails as Long-Term Facilities Health Care in Jails Jail Training Standards Specialized Types of Jail Sentences Special Issues in Jails Chapter 5: Probation Probation When the Jail Is Full A Brief History of Probation The Administration of Probation Probation Officers Probation Revocation Chapter 6: Intermediate Sanctions Types of Intermediate Sanctions Methods of Ensuring Compliance Intermediate Sanctions in Different States Chapter 7: Correctional Facilities Prison Facility Designs Throughout History The Rise of the Supermax Accommodations for Inmates With Disabilities Protective Custody Sections Innovative Security Designs Internal Security Auxiliary Services and Physical Security Technology Systems in Prisons Chapter 8: Classification and Custody Levels History of Classification Rationale for Classification The Goals of Classification Systems Elements of All Classification Systems Special Housing Assignments Chapter 9: Prison Subculture and Prison Gang Influence Theories of Prison Subculture The Inmate Subculture of Modern Times The Impact of the Inmate Subculture on Corrections Staff Prisonization The Guard Subculture The Impact of Gangs Upon Prison Subculture Major Prison Gangs in the United States Chapter 10: Female Offenders in Correctional Systems Female Offenders Behind Bars: A Detailed Look at Percentages and Rates History of Women Behind Bars Issues Related to the Modern-Day Female Offender Population Considerations for Female Offenders Conditions of Care for Female Offenders Female Offenders and Treatment Implications Chapter 11: Specialized Inmate Populations Administrative Considerations Prison Subculture and Special Needs Offenders Mentally Ill Offenders Sex Offenders HIV/AIDS-Related Offenders Elderly Offenders Chapter 12: Juvenile Correctional Systems History of Juvenile Corrections Legal Precepts and Orientation of the Juvenile Justice System Screening and Classification of Juvenile Offenders Commonality of Juvenile as Victim of Prior Abuse Female Juveniles in Custody Juvenile Gang Members Detention Versus Incarceration Incarceration of Juveniles Chapter 13: Correctional Administration Federal Bureau of Prisons Administration Correctional System Administration Levels of Prison Management Styles of Management Management Versus Leadership Women in Correctional Management The Corrections Workforce Emergency Management Chapter 14: Prison Programming Basic Prison Services Educational Programs Prison Work Programs Drug Treatment Programs Recreational Programs Religious Programs Chapter 15: Parole and Reintegration Parole and Parolee Characteristics The Beginning History of Parole Parole at the State Level Parole as the Correctional Release Valve for Prisons The Role of Institutional Parole Officers Common Conditions of Parole Reentry Initiatives PART III: ISSUES AND TRENDS IN CORRECTIONS Chapter 16: The Death Penalty Constitutionality of the Death Penalty Death Row Statistics Methods of Execution Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty Chapter 17: Program Evaluation, Evidence-Based Practices, and Future Trends in Corrections Evaluation Research Evidence-Based Practices The Future of Corrections

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  • publication date: 09/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781506306759
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9781506306759
  • weight: 1043
  • ISBN10: 1506306756
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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