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By Todd R. Clear

ISBN-10: 0495553239

ISBN-13: 9780495553236

Seriously look into the yank corrections procedure from the viewpoint of the corrections employee and the criminal in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, 8th version. finished but no longer overwhelming, the textbook covers either institutional and group sanctions in a balanced method. High-profile corrections instances taken from contemporary headlines dramatize real-life events. you will discover subject matters equivalent to supporting felons throughout the re-entry approach, lowering recidivism, the loss of life penalty, surveillance, and careers in corrections.

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Net Michael D. edu This page intentionally left blank C H A PT E R 1 C     disagree about how to deal with crime. Conservatives tend to prefer “tough” approaches that impose punishments sufficiently harsh that they might convince ■ T H E P U R P O S E O F C OR R E C TI ONS ■ A S Y S T E M S F R A M E WOR K FOR S T U DYI NG C OR R E C T I O N S Goals Interconnectedness Environment Feedback Complexity people not to engage in crime. Liberals generally prefer social strategies that deal with “underlying problems” that lead to crime.

Researchers that more probationers than before are being sent back to prison who have tried to do so reach divergent conclusions, but even because of a failure to abide by strictly enforced rules. 11 Others sentencing supervision—has fueled a continuing increase in cor- note that the since the crime rate today is about the same as it rectional populations, especially prison populations, even during was in the early 1970s, when the penal system began to grow, times when crime is dropping. S. policy (see “For A second category of effects are social.

In New York City. For several hours, a fi ve-man crew has been picking up trash in a park in the Bronx. Across town on Rikers Island, the view down a corridor of jail cells shows the prisoners’ hands gesturing through the bars as they converse, play cards, share cigarettes—the hands of people doing time. About a thousand miles to the south, almost four hundred inmates sit in isolated cells on Florida’s death row. In the same state, a woman on probation reports to a community control officer. On her ankle she wears an electronic monitoring device that tells the officer if she leaves her home at night.

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