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Canadian Corrections, Fourth Edition, 4th Edition

  • Curt T. Griffiths
  • Danielle J. Murdoch
  • ISBN-10: 0176529217
  • ISBN-13: 9780176529215
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2004, 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Canadian Corrections, Fourth Edition, is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of corrections in Canada. It captures the dynamics of corrections in this country and explores the unique attributes of the Canadian correctional enterprise. The materials presented in this text are descriptive and analytical. In writing this text, the authors present the materials in a way that will stimulate students’ thinking about corrections and capture the intensity of the issues surrounding the response to criminal offenders by systems of corrections.


  • Learning objectives begin each chapter, enabling students to read the chapter critically.

  • Pedagogical boxes highlight various Canadian corrections programs, research findings, and important issues.

  • Hot topics in corrections are presented in “At Issue” boxes.

  • Key Points Review and Key Term Questions help students test their knowledge of the chapter content and prepare for exams.

About the Author

Curt T. Griffiths

Curt T. Griffiths is a professor and Director, Police Studies Centre in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University.

Danielle J. Murdoch

Danielle J. Murdoch is a lecturer in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University.

Table of Contents

Part One: Canadian Corrections: Setting the Framework
Chapter 1: Perspectives on Crime and Punishment
Chapter 2: The Origins and Evolution of Canadian Corrections
Chapter 3: Contemporary Canadian Corrections
Chapter 4: Sentencing: Beginning the Corrections Process

Part Two: Corrections In The Community: Alternatives To Confinement
Chapter 5: Alternatives to Confinement
Chapter 6: Probation Practice

Part Three: Incarceration
Chapter 7: Correctional Institutions
Chapter 8: Working Inside: The Experience of Correctional Officers
Chapter 9: Doing Time: The Experience of Inmates
Chapter 10: Classification, Case Management, and Treatment

Part Four: Coming Back To the Community
Chapter 11: Release from Incarceration
Chapter 12: Reentry and Life after Prison

Part Five: Special Populations in Corrections
Chapter 13: Women Offenders
Chapter 14: Aboriginal Offenders
Chapter 15: Youth Offenders

Part Six: Going Forward: Reforming Corrections
Chapter 16: Creating Effective Systems of Corrections

New to this edition

  • Five new chapters have been included in this new edition: Probation Practice, Women Offenders, Aboriginal Offenders, Youth Offenders, and the concluding chapter, Creating Effective Systems of Corrections, that sets out the challenges and opportunities for Canadian corrections.
  • All chapters have been thoroughly updated and revised, taking into account new policies and practices.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resources for Canadian Corrections, 4e (Online Only)  (ISBN-10: 0176651918 | ISBN-13: 9780176651916)

The Instructor's Resources include a NETA Enriched Instructor's Manual, NETA Test bank and NETA PowerPoint slides.