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Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America

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


Students in the criminal justice field.

Paperback, 392 Pages

Published: September 2012

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4377-3492-8


  • 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


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