• Contemporary Corrections

Contemporary Corrections

Contemporary Corrections

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  • Author
    Rick Ruddell
  • Publisher
    Routledge
  • Publication date
    04 October 2020

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Contemporary Corrections

  • Author

    Rick Ruddell

  • Date Published

    04 October 2020

  • Publisher

    Routledge

  • Pages

    606 pages

  • ISBN

    9780429671609

Book Description

Contemporary Corrections: A Critical Thinking Approach introduces readers to the essential elements of the US corrections system without drowning students in a sea of nonessential information. Unbiased and accessible, the text includes coverage of the history of corrections, alternatives to incarceration, probation/parole, race/ethnicity/gender issues in corrections, re-entry into the community, and more. The authors' unparalleled practical approach, reinforced by contemporary examples, illuminates the role corrections plays in our society.

The authors have reinvigorated earlier work with additional content on international comparative data to increase our understanding of how prison officials in other nations have developed different types of responses to the problems that challenge every US correctional administrator, a new chapter on correctional personnel, and an integration of race and ethnicity issues throughout the book.

Unrivaled in scope, this book offers undergraduates a concise but comprehensive introduction to corrections with textual materials and assignments designed to encourage students’ critical thinking skills.

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