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American Corrections by Todd R. Clear, Michael D. Reisig, Carolyn Petrosino, George

By Todd R. Clear, Michael D. Reisig, Carolyn Petrosino, George F. Cole

Discover the yank corrections process from the viewpoint of either the corrections employee and the criminal within the most up-to-date version of yankee CORRECTIONS. accomplished but now not overwhelming, the booklet covers either institutional and neighborhood sanctions in a balanced manner. Readers will get pleasure from the high-profile corrections circumstances taken from fresh headlines, assisting to enhance the theories present in the ebook. AMERICAN CORRECTIONS additionally examines themes equivalent to aiding felons through the re-entry method, decreasing recidivism, the demise penalty, surveillance, and careers within the corrections box.

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In other states overcrowding has led to demands by the judiciary that prison populations be reduced. This issue has a direct impact on parole supervision at a time when caseloads are high. Re e n t r y : Each year more than 700,000 offenders are released from prison and returned to their communities. Disturbingly, the largest group of new admissions to prison in some states are recidivists. In response, assisting felons in the reentry process has become a major focus of correctional policy. The problems encountered by parolees as they adjust to the community is dealt with extensively in Chapters 15 and 16.

Any important correctional issue is complicated and controversial. The more you learn about a given issue, the more you will see layers of truth, so that your first findings will be bolstered by evidence and then challenged by further investigation and deeper knowledge. In the end we think you will see that there are few easy answers, but plenty of intense questions. Near the beginning of each chapter we present questions for inquiry that each chapter will explore. We hope that these will help focus your exploration of corrections and serve as a study guide, along with the summary at the end of each chapter.

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. On the other side of the Gulf of Mexico, sunburned Texas inmates in stained work clothes tend crops. Almost due north in Kansas, an inmate grievance committee in a maximum-security prison reviews complaints of guard harassment. Out on the West Coast, in San Francisco, a young man on his way to work checks in with his 8 PART 1 ■ corrections The variety of programs, services, facilities, and organizations responsible for the management of individuals who have been accused or convicted of criminal offenses.

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