Correctional Perspectives: Views from Academics, Practitioners, and Prisoners

Paperback | November 5, 2001

EditorLeanne Fiftal Alarid, Paul F. Cromwell

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This anthology features twelve contemporary topical areas in corrections--chosen for the unique challenges which each presents to researchers, correctional practitioners, and prisoners. Each topic is systematically examined from three different perspectives--academic, practitioner, and prisoner--for a total of thirty-six readings. Students compare each perspective and determine how they diverge or how they are similar. The twelve topic areas are: * Institutional Crowding * Growth of Women Prisoners in Corrections * Elements of Correctional Rehabilitation and Treatment * HIV/AIDS in Corrections * Prison Gangs * Prison Violence * Security Housing Units: The Supermax Prison * Women Guarding Men * Correctional Privatization * Juveniles in Adult Corrections * Capital Punishment: The Ultimate Penalty * Release from Prison: Parole

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This anthology features twelve contemporary topical areas in corrections--chosen for the unique challenges which each presents to researchers, correctional practitioners, and prisoners. Each topic is systematically examined from three different perspectives--academic, practitioner, and prisoner--for a total of thirty-six readings. Stu...

Leanne Fiftal Alarid is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Paul F. Cromwell is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:November 5, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Effects of Sentencing ChangesChapter 1: Institutional CrowdingAcademic Perspective: Challenging Beliefs About Prison Crowding, Gerald G. GaesPractitioner Perspective: A National Study of Correctional Administrator's Views on Prison Crowding, Michael S. VaughnPrisoner Perspective: Report From an Overcrowded Maze, Dannie M. Martin and Peter Y. SussmanChapter 2: Growth of Women PrisonersAcademic Perspective: Examining Trends in Female Incarceration, Meda Chesney-LindPractitioner Perspective: A Prison Superintendent's Perspective on Women in Prison, Elaine LordLord provides details on issues women face during incarceration, and how the criminal justice system is responding differently to women offenders.Ex-Prisoner Perspective: The Effect of the War on Drugs on Women Prisoners, Susan DearingPart II: Treatment of OffendersChapter 3: Elements of Correctional RehabilitationAcademic Perspective: The Principles of Effective Intervention With Offenders, Paul GendreauPractitioner Perspective: Essential Elements of the Effective Therapeutic Community in the Correctional Institution: A Director's Perspective, Steven F. SingerPrisoner Perspective: Through the Narrow Gate, Calbraith MacLeodChapter 4: Medical Treatment: HIV/AIDS in CorrectionsAcademic Perspective: HIV/AIDS and the Correctional System, Douglas S. LiptonPractitioner Perspective: Women Prisoners With HIV: A Letter From a Prison Doctor, Anne S. De GrootPrisoner Perspective: Till Death do us Part: The Deadly Game of AIDS in Prison, Antonio A. Gilbreath and Joshua D.M. RogersPart III: Prison Security IssuesChapter 5: Prison GangsAcademic Perspective: Changes in Prison Culture: Prison Gangs and the Case of the 'Pepsi Generation', Geoffrey Hunt, Stephanie Riegel, Tomas Morales, and Dan WaldorfPractitioner Perspective: The Meaning of Prison Gang Tattoos, Michael P. Phelan and Scott A. HuntPrisoner Perspective: Prison Gangs: Racial Separatism as a Form of Social Control, Victor HassineChapter 6: Prison ViolenceAcademic Perspective: The Reproduction of Violence in U.S. Prisons, Michael WelchPractitioner Perspective: Violence and Incarceration: A Personal Observation, JoAnne PagePrisoner Perspective: Realities of Fear,Chapter 7: Security Housing Units: Supermax PrisonsAcademic Perspective: Infamous Punishment: The Psychological Consequences of Isolation, Craig HaneyPractitioner Perspective: Attitudes of Prison Wardens Toward Administrative Segregation and Supermax Prisons, Terry L. Wells, W. Wesley Johnson and Rodney J. HenningsenPrisoner Perspective: It's a Form of Warfare: A Description of Pelican Bay State Prison, John H. MorrisChapter 8: Women Guarding MenAcademic Perspective: Women Corrections Officers in Men's Prisons: Acceptance and Perceived Job Performance, Richard Lawrence and Sue MahanPractitioner Perspective: Working in a Male-Dominated World: Aggression and Women Correctional Officers, Denise L. Jenne and Robert C. KerstingEx-Prisoner Perspective: Lady Hacks and Gentlemen Convicts , Stephen C. Richards, Charles M. Terry, and Daniel S. MurphyPart IV: Special Issues Facing CorrectionsChapter 9: Correctional PrivatizationAcademic Perspective: Issues Concerning Private Prisons, David ShichorPractitioner Perspective: A Comparison of Job Satisfaction Among Private and Public Prison Employees, Emmitt L. Sparkman, Kevin I. Minor, and James B. WellsEx-Prisoner Perspective: Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other: Private Prisons and the Conditions of Confinement Debate, Alan C. MobleyChapter 10: Juveniles in Adult CorrectionsAcademic Perspective: The Risks Juveniles Face in Adult Prisons, Jason Ziedenberg and Vincent SchiraldiPractitioner Perspective: Juveniles in Adult Prisons: Problems and Prospects, Francis P. Reddington and Allen D. SappPrisoner Perspective: Maximum-Security Offenders' Attitudes Toward Placing Juveniles in Adult Prisons, Martha L. HendersonChapter 11: On Death RowAcademic Perspective: Death Work: A Modern Execution Team, Robert JohnsonPractitioner Perspective: Managing Death Row: A Tough Assignment, Morris L. ThigpenPrisoner Perspective: Walker's Requiem, Anthony RossPart V: Getting OutChapter 12: Release From Prison: ParoleAcademic Perspective: The Current State of Parole in America, Norman HoltPractitioner Perspective: Perspectives on Parole: The Board Members' Viewpoint, Ronald Burns, Patrick Kinkade, Matthew C. Leone, and Scott PhillipsPrisoner Perspective: Getting Out: A Long and Frightening Road Home, Kathryn Watterson