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By Todd R. Clear, Michael D. Reisig, Carolyn Petrosino, George F. Cole

ISBN-10: 0495807486

ISBN-13: 9780495807483

Discover the yank corrections procedure from the viewpoint of either the corrections employee and the criminal within the latest variation of yankee CORRECTIONS. finished but now not overwhelming, the publication covers either institutional and neighborhood sanctions in a balanced means. Readers will delight in the high-profile corrections instances taken from fresh headlines, supporting to enhance the theories present in the ebook. AMERICAN CORRECTIONS additionally examines subject matters similar to aiding felons in the course of the re-entry approach, lowering recidivism, the loss of life penalty, surveillance, and careers within the corrections box.

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In inner-city areas of Chapter  4 PART 1 ■ THE CORRECTIONAL CONTEXT Myths in Corrections Detroit, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, as many as half of this group are under penal supervision. S. CRIME RATES most fathers—are now locked up. 9 THE MYTH: The United States has such a large prison system, Both liberals and conservatives also share a concern compared with the prison systems of other countries, because that the cost of corrections, nearly $70 billion a year, is out it has so much more crime.

The photographs provide students with a real view of correctional policies and practices. O t h e r s t u d e n t a i d s : At the beginning of each chapter is an outline of the topics to be covered, followed by a set of learning objectives. These tools are designed to guide students as they progress through the chapter. Each chapter also refers students to interesting websites where they can learn more about topics discussed. Many chapters also offer brief biographies of people who have made an impact on the field of corrections.

In the face of severe budgetary pressures and increased prison costs, important educational, training, and rehabilitative programs are being slashed. The impact of this reality is devastating, in that as community-based programs dwindle, recidivism rates rise, with the result that prison growth accelerates. To fund expansion of the prison system, dollars are siphoned from effective criminal justice policies and redirected to build more cells. When policy makers exhaust all options for funding additional prisons, some dangerous scenarios emerge.

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