Higher Education

American Corrections, 10th Edition

  • Todd R. Clear Rutgers University
  • Michael D. Reisig Arizona State University
  • George F. Cole University of Connecticut
  • ISBN-10: 1133049737  |  ISBN-13: 9781133049739
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2009, 2006
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Long at the forefront of the course and now in its Tenth Edition, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS has been a trusted resource for introducing students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing students with the most well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections available.

Features and Benefits

  • Each part opens with a Guest Perspective that ties correctional innovations and ideas to the topics found in the upcoming part. Written by experts in various corrections subfields, these insightful essays cover innovations in such hot areas as prisoner re-entry into the community and evidence-based practices, further enhancing the book's real-world orientation.
  • Providing for maximum reinforcement and student success, chapters begin with numbered learning objectives that are carefully matched to end-of-chapter summary sections--as well as linked to corresponding quiz and test items.
  • Focus on . . . boxes bring to life the real-world relevance of the issues discussed in the text. These boxes--which cover People in Corrections, Correctional Policy, and Correctional Practice--use vivid, in-depth accounts by correctional workers, journalists, prisoners, parolees, and the relatives of those who are in the system to illuminate chapter topics.
  • Myths in Corrections sections address common myths and misconceptions about corrections and criminal justice, providing an interesting and effective way to engage students, stimulate class discussion, and encourage critical thinking.
  • Careers in Corrections boxes, found in appropriate chapters throughout the book, focus on a particular correctional occupation. The material includes the nature of the work, required qualifications, earnings and job outlook, plus a source for more information. This feature gives students valuable insight into who plays what role in the corrections field.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE CORRECTIONAL CONTEXT.
1. The Corrections System.
2. The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice.
3. The History of Corrections in America.
4. The Punishment of Offenders.
5. The Law of Corrections.
6. The Correctional Client.
Part II: CORRECTIONAL PRACTICES.
7. Jails, Detention and Short-Term Incarceration.
8. Probation.
9. Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections.
10. Incarceration.
11. The Prison Experience.
12. Incarceration of Women.
13. Institutional Management.
14. Institutional Programs.
15. Release from Incarceration.
16. Making It: Supervision in the Community.
17. Corrections for Juveniles.
Part III: CORRECTIONAL ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES.
18. Incarceration Trends.
19. Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections.
20. The Death Penalty.
21. Community Justice.
22. American Corrections: Looking Forward.

What's New

  • Crucial community corrections material previously presented in Chapter 21 (and often skipped as a result) now appears in Chapter 8, "Probation," and Chapter 9, "Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections." This change results in early, thorough coverage of all aspects of surveillance and control in the community, and reduces the number of chapters from 23 to 22.
  • Each chapter opens with a high-interest vignette--nearly all of them new--based on today's headlines and designed to draw students into the chapter material. Topics include recent actions of Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio (Chapter 7); the April 2011 charges brought against New Jersey correctional officer Luis Roman (Chapter 11); and the "Moms and Babies" program at the Decatur Correctional Center in Illinois (Chapter 12).
  • To further enhance the relevancy of text content and hone student's critical thinking skills, chapter openers are linked to one or two new critical thinking insets in the chapter. These activities--suitable for student reflection, group work, and writing assignments--connect the real-world case to a specific topic, and pose questions that challenge students to apply what they are learning. For instance, the feature for Chapter 7 on jails revisits the story of Sheriff Arpaio, and asks students to consider the advantages and disadvantages of electoral accountability for jail administrators.
  • The Focus on Correctional Policy and Focus on Correctional Practice boxes have been refreshed to emphasize evidence-based practices in corrections, especially in the high-profile areas of probation, intermediate sanctions, and parole. The guest perspective of U.S. Probation Officer Scott Talbot explains this new orientation and its importance in the field.
  • Each chapter has been thoroughly updated in response to reviewer feedback, with the most dramatic enhancements being in the areas of community corrections, re-entry into the community, prison overcrowding, and the implications of state budgetary restrictions on the correctional system. This edition also presents expanded and clarified coverage on the theoretical basis of policies, particularly in community corrections.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Todd R. Clear

Todd R. Clear is the Provost at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He is currently involved in studies of religion and crime, the criminological implications of "place," and the concept of "community justice." He serves as founding editor of the journal Criminology and Public Policy. Previous writing covers the topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions, and sentencing policy. Clear has been elected to national office in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has served as a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in over 40 states and five nations, and his work has been recognized through several awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, and the International Community Corrections Association. Clear is the author of three books on community justice: COMMUNITY JUSTICE (Cengage Learning), WHAT IS COMMUNITY JUSTICE? (Sage), and THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (Westview). He is also author of IMPRISONING COMMUNITIES: HOW MASS INCARCERATION MAKES DISADVANTAGED PLACES WORSE (Oxford University Press).

Michael D. Reisig

Michael Reisig is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1996. Previously he was faculty member at Michigan State University and Florida State University. His corrections research has appeared in several leading criminology journals, including Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Punishment and Society.

George F. Cole

The late George F. Cole was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He was recognized for outstanding teaching and research and in 1995 was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. A specialist in the administration of criminal justice, he published extensively on such topics as prosecution, courts, and corrections. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and was a Fellow at the National Institute of Justice (1988). Among his other accomplishments, he was granted two awards under the Fulbright-Hays Program to conduct criminal justice research in England and the former Yugoslavia. He was co-author of several other Cengage Learning/Wadsworth criminal justice titles, including THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 15th Edition (with Christopher E. Smith and Christina DeJong); AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, 11th Edition (with Todd Clear and Michael Reisig); AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF, 3rd Edition (with Todd Clear, Michael Reisig, and Carolyn Petrosino); and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10th Edition (with Marc Gertz).