Key issues in corrections (2nd New edition)

Key issues in corrections (2nd New edition)

By: Jeffrey Ian Ross (author)Paperback

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Key Issues in Corrections is an engaging textbook critically analyzing the most important challenges affecting the correctional system in the USA. It examines long-standing and emerging issues and offers a no-nonsense approach to explaining the problems of correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public.

About Author

Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore. He has researched, written, and lectured on corrections, policing, political crime, violence, abnormal-extreme criminal behavior, and crime and justice in American Indian communities for over two decades. His work has appeared in many academic journals and books, as well as popular media and he is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of several books. Ross is a respected subject expert for local, regional, national and international news media. He has made live appearances on CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Network.


Part 1: Laying the groundwork; What Is Corrections and What Are Its Problems?; Misrepresenting Corrections; Part 2: Problems for convicts and correctional facilities; Misuse of Jails; Underfunding; Prison Conditions; Classification/Risk Assessment; Special Populations behind bars; Rehabilitation of Prisoners; Overburdened Community Corrections System; Crowding/Overcrowding; Death Penalty; Part 3: Problems for correctional officers and administrators; Hiring Standards, Requirements, Practices, and Training; Working Conditions; Correctional Officer Deviance; Officer Pay and Workload; Management and Administration; The Privatization of Corrections; The Future of Corrections.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781447318736
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781447318736
  • ISBN10: 1447318730
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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