Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America


  • John Whitehead
  • Kimberly Dodson
  • Bradley Edwards

Corrections: Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America provides a thorough introduction to the topic of corrections in America. In addition to providing complete coverage of the history and structure of corrections, it offers a balanced account of the issues facing the field so that readers can arrive at informed opinions regarding the process of corrections in America. The third edition introduces new content and fully updated information on America’s correctional system in a lively, colorful, readable textbook
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Students in the criminal justice field.


Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-3492-8

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Corrections: Where Are We?

2. The History of American Corrections: Where Did We Come From?

3. Corrections and the Courts

4. Community Corrections

5. Restorative Community Justice

6. Jails

7. Prisons and Prison Life

8. Correctional Administrators and Personnel

9. Special Populations in Prison

10. Women Offenders and Correctional Workers

12. The Death Penalty in America

13. The Future of Corrections