Corrections In America: An Introduction by Harry E. AllenCorrections In America: An Introduction by Harry E. Allen

Corrections In America: An Introduction

byHarry E. Allen, Edward J. Latessa, Bruce S. Ponder

Hardcover | December 28, 2014

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Harry E. Allen is Professor Emeritus in the Justice Studies Department at San Jose State University. Before joining San Jose State University in 1978, he served as director of the Program for the Study of Crime and Delinquency at Ohio State University. Previously, he served as executive secretary of the Governor’s Task Force on Correc...
Title:Corrections In America: An IntroductionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 11 × 8.6 × 1 inPublished:December 28, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents
Acknowledgments xvii
About the authors xix

Part 1 Historical Perspectives 1
1. Early History (2000 b.c. to a.d. 1800) 2
2. Prisons (1800 to the Present) 26
3. Correctional Ideologies: The Pendulum Swings 48
4. The Sentencing and Appeals Process 68

Part 2 Alternatives to Imprisonment 95
5. Probation 96
6. Diversion and Intermediate Sanctions 120

Part 3 Institutional Corrections 155
7. Custody Functions 156
8. Security Threat Groups and Prison Gangs 180
9. Management and Treatment Functions 192
10. Jails and Detention Facilities 216
11. State and Local Prison Systems 238
12. The Federal System 256
13. Private-Sector Systems 278
14. The Death Penalty 296
15. Parole and Reentry 320

Part 4 Correctional Clients 347
16. Inmate and Ex-Offender Rights 348
17. Male Offenders 374
18. Female Offenders 392
19. Juvenile Offenders 416
20. Facilities for Juveniles 438
21. Special-Category Offenders 456

Glossary 493
Author index 507
Subject index