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The Essentials

Fifth Edition

June 2024 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written by former practitioners who are experts in the field, Corrections: The Essentials provides an in-depth, yet accessible guide to the world of corrections. Authors Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh introduce students to the history and development of correctional institutions, while offering a unique perspective on ethics and diversity. The Fifth Edition includes features such as comparative corrections sections, practitioner perspective sections, and ethical dilemmas challenge students to think critically and acknowledge the complexities of the correctional system.

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Chapter 1 The Philosophical and Ideological Underpinnings of Corrections
Chapter 2 Early Corrections: From Ancient Times to Correctional Institutions
Chapter 3 Ethics and Corrections
Chapter 4 Sentencing: The Application of Punishment
Chapter 5 Jails and Detention Centers
Chapter 6 Community Corrections: Probation and Intermediary Sanctions
Chapter 7 Prisons and the Correctional Client
Chapter 8 The Corrections Experience for Staff
Chapter 9 Community Corrections: Parole and Prisoner Reentry
Chapter 10 Women and Corrections
Chapter 11 People of Color and Corrections
Chapter 12 Juveniles and Corrections
Chapter 13 Legal Issues in Corrections and the Death Penalty
Chapter 14 Correctional Programming and Treatment
Chapter 15 Corrections in the 21st Century
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