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Routledge Handbook of Corrections in the United States

Edited by: O. Hayden Griffin , Vanessa H. Woodward

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138183353
eBook ISBN: 9781315645179
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315645179
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The Routledge Handbook of Corrections in the United States brings together original contributions from leading scholars in criminology and criminal justice that provide an in-depth, state-of-the-art look at the most important topics in corrections. The book discusses the foundations of corrections in the United States, philosophical issues that have guided historical movements in corrections, different types of punishment and supervision, trends in incarceration, issues affecting race, ethnicity, and special populations in corrections, and a variety of other emerging issues.

This book scrutinizes innovative community programs as well as more traditional sanctions, and exposes the key issues and debates surrounding the correctional process in the United States. Among other important topics, selections address the inherent discrimination within the system, special issues surrounding certain populations, and the utilization of the death penalty as the ultimate punishment. This book serves as an essential reference for academicians and practitioners working in corrections and related agencies, as well as for students taking courses in criminal justice, criminology, and related subjects.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Deterrence and Imprisonment Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Victim Rights and Retribution Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Incapacitation and Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Rehabilitation and the Rehabilitative Ideal Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Restorative Justice Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Banishment and Residency Restrictions in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Economic Sanctions Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Corporal Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Capital Punishment in America Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Jails in America Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Prisons in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Women’s Incarceration in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Juvenile Corrections in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A Brief History of Private Prisons in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Probation in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Parole Process and Practice Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Community Supervision Officers Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Halfway Houses and House Arrest Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Day Reporting Centers and Work Release Programs Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Boot Camp Prisons in an Era of Evidence-Based Practices Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Specialty Courts Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The War on Drugs and American Corrections Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Mass Incarceration Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Religion in Correctional Settings and Faith-Based Programming Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Drug Treatment Trends and the Use of Criminal Justice to Address Substance Use Disorder Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Law of Corrections Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Evidence-Based Practices in Sentencing and Corrections Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Race/Ethnicity, Sentencing, and Corrections Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Corrections and Mental Illness Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sex Offenders Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Correctional Facility Overcrowding Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Inmate Code and Prison Culture Download PDF
Chapter  33:  When Women are Captive Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Correctional Healthcare Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Solitary Confinement and Supermax Custody Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Importance of Prison Visitation in the Era of Mass Incarceration Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Prison Gangs Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Prison Inmate Economy Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Sexuality in Correctional Facilities Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Examining the World of Correctional Officers Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The Effects of Corrections on Communities and Families Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Sex Offender Civil Commitment Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Felon Disenfranchisement Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Reentry in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Offender Recidivism Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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