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This has been the # 1 Intro to Corrections book in the market for nearly 30 years. The newest edition retains the majority of the content that makes it a favorite, namely the comprehensive coverage that spans the fields history from its inception in the 1800s to present day correctional trends. The text integrates well designed learning aids such as Fast Facts and Correctional Briefs to effectively reinforce the subject matter. An outstanding CD Rom accompanies the book, which includes videos featuring the authors overview of each chapter, as well as introducing leading criminologists on pertinent topics. The authors address hot trends, present unbiased views on controversial issues and bring the reader face-to-face with key players in both the world of corrections and the offenders who make the system necessary. Covers corrections' most controversial issuesincluding female offenders, re-entry, special category offenders, probation, and the hybrid jail system. Presents first-hand true stories from big players in the corrections field to bring the issues, challenges and triumphs to life. Analyzes the efficiency of how todays correctional programs are functioning. Details the court process and alternatives to imprisonment. Looks at local, state, federal prison systems along with private sector systems. For courses in Introduction to Corrections, Institutional Corrections, and Crime and Punishment. Also an excellent reference for anyone currently working in the corrections field.
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