Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory And Practice

Paperback | February 24, 2016

byRichard P. Seiter

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For courses in Correctional Administration.

 

A practical introduction to the theory, practice, and challenges of correctional administration.

Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice provides students a practical understanding of correctional operations. Touching briefly on the history and background of corrections, its focus lies in teaching students the purpose and practice of working in a corrections facility, along with the challenges that face its staff and administrators. Case studies, career information, and real situational examples give students a practical understanding they can take with them to a future career.

 

The Third Edition provides students with updated information on the various elements and challenges of the job. Recent data regarding correctional populations and costs and research findings that impact correctional policy give students valid insight into how the correctional system functions.

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For courses in Correctional Administration.   A practical introduction to the theory, practice, and challenges of correctional administration. Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice provides students a practical understanding of correctional operations. Touching briefly on the history and background of c...

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A practical introduction to the theory, practice, and challenges of correctional administration. Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice provides students with a practical understanding of correctional operations. Touching briefly on the history and background of corrections, its focus lies in teaching studen...

Richard P. Seiter is a career correctional professional, having worked in prisons and for correctional agencies for more than thirty years. Following receipt of his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Ohio State University (OSU), he began a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP and worked in four federal prisons (was warde...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:February 24, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133770761

ISBN - 13:9780133770766

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Table of Contents

PART 1:  CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

1.  Correctional Administration: Past to Present

2.  Theories of Leadership and Management

3.  Leadership and Management of Corrections

4.  Setting the Tone: Vision, Mission, and Strategic Planning

 

PART 2:  MANAGING CORRECTIONAL STAFF

5.  The Role of Staff in Corrections

6.  Human Resource Management for Corrections

7.  Staff Organization and Functions

8.  Supervising and Empowering Employees

 

PART 3:  MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT

9.  Fiscal Management and the Challenge of Cost Containment

10.  Managing Risk through Offender Classification

11.  Managing the External Environment

 

PART 4:  MANAGING PRISONS

12.  Managing Security in Prisons

13.  Managing Programs in Prisons

14.  Managing Basic Services in Prisons

 

PART 5:  ISSUES FOR NOW AND THE FUTURE

15.  Critical Issues for Correctional Administration

16. The Future of Correctional Administration