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Prisons Today and Tomorrow, 3rd Edition

  • Ashley Blackburn
  • Shannon Fowler
  • Joycelyn Pollock
  • ISBN-10: 1284020215
  • ISBN-13: 9781284020212
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

A Thoroughly Revised and Updated Third Edition of an Essential Text Prisons Today and Tomorrow, Third Edition is a balanced, comprehensive text designed to introduce students and other readers to the reality of the corrections system. Beginning with an overview of prisons throughout history, the text moves to an analysis of the philosophy and practice of modern corrections. Detailed descriptions of “life on the inside,” an analysis of trends in current correctional populations, and an overview of future issues impacting corrections make Prisons Today and Tomorrow the most current and relevant correctional textbook on the market today. At every step, students are encouraged to engage in critical and analytical discussions on the role of incarceration and the challenges faced by corrections personnel, lawmakers, and newly released prisoners attempting to reintegrate into society. The revised third edition includes fully updated information and all-new chapters and contributors, including an up-to-date examination of modern issues facing prisoners and prison administration. With its accessible but comprehensive approach and clear, realistic style, Prisons Today and Tomorrow is suitable for corrections and sociology students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Featuring chapters contributed by leading authorities in the field, the text explores current research on correctional practices and raises insightful, probing questions for further discussion, Prisons Today and Tomorrow, Third Edition is an essential text for any student in the field.

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  • The revised third edition includes fully updated information and all-new chapters and contributors, including an up-to-date examination of modern issues facing prisoners and prison administration. With its accessible but comprehensive approach and clear, realistic style, Prisons Today and Tomorrow is suitable for corrections and sociology students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Featuring chapters contributed by leading authorities in the field, the text explores current research on correctional practices and raises insightful, probing questions for further discussion, Prisons Today and Tomorrow, Third Edition is an essential text for any student in the field.

Table of Contents

Section One: Prison as Punishment
Chapter 1: The Rationale for Imprisonment
Chapter 2: The American Prison in Historical Perspective: Race, Gender, and Adjustment
Chapter 3: Sentencing Trends and Incarceration
Section Two: Living in Prison
Chapter 4: The Social World of the Prisoner
Chapter 5: Classification and Correctional Programming
Chapter 6: Industry, Agriculture, and Education
Section Three: Prison Authority and Prisoner Rights
Chapter 7: Correction Staff and Management
Chapter 8: Prisoner Constitutional Rights and Related Litigation
Section Four: The State of Jails and Other Contemporary Issues
Chapter 9: Jails
Chapter 10: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions