Key Correctional Issues by Roslyn MuraskinKey Correctional Issues by Roslyn Muraskin

Key Correctional Issues

byRoslyn Muraskin

Paperback | December 31, 2008

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 This concise book discusses a broad range of correctional issues and explores them using an engaging text/reader format. Ranging from super max facilities to inmate reentry, its precise coverage explains the interactions that exist in the area of correctional facilities from both a historical and a twenty-first century view.   This new edition offers over ten new essays and features compelling contributions from leaders in the field. Selections cover various topics such as suicide, religion, technocorrections, the death penalty, women and minority prisoners, alternatives to incarceration and more, For individuals interested in or pursuing a career in corrections.







Title:Key Correctional IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.1 × 6.9 × 0.7 inPublished:December 31, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:013515426X

ISBN - 13:9780135154267

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Table of Contents

Part I


Introductory Remarks


Chapter 1

The Correctional Key: In/Out - Lock’em Up and Throw Away the Key

 Roslyn Muraskin


Chapter 2 

Correctional Overview

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Chapter 3

Correctional History

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Chapter 4

Issues in Corrections: Changing Goals of Corrections

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Part II 


Issues in Corrections


Chapter 5

Management within a Correctional Institution

Susan C. Craig


Chapter 6

Working with Mentally Disordered Offenders in Corrections

Key Sun


Chapter 7

Introduction to “Prisoner Reentry: The Iron Law of Imprisonment”

Roslyn Muraskin


Chapter 8 

Prisoner Reentry:  The Iron Law of Imprisonment

Jeremy Travis


Chapter 9

Key Correctional Numbers: Are We Becoming a Nation of Ex-Cons?

Roslyn Muraskin


Chapter 10

Managing Sex Offenders: Exploring Public Opinion

Michelle Coglan & Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale


Chapter 11

The Current Status of Inmates Living with HIV/AIDS

Mark Lanier & Roberto Hugh Potter


Chapter 12 

Further Need for Epidemiological Criminology

Mark M. Lanier, Karol Lucken & Timothy A.  Akers


Chapter 13

Faith-Based Prisons: An International Perspective

Janice Joseph


Chapter 14

Arresting Decline and Unlocking Potential:  The Standards and Accreditation Approach to Professionalizing Jails

Keith N. Haley &  Scott Blough


Chapter 15   

Technocorrections: Biometric Scanning and Corrections

Janice Joseph & Rupendra Simlot


Part III


Death Penalty


Chapter 16

The Case for Life or Death: Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances in Capital Murder Trials

Beth Bjerregaard, M. Dwayne Smith & Sondra J. Fogel


Chapter 17  

Key Issues in Capital Punishment

Alan S. Bruce & Theresa A. Serverance


Chapter 18

Trends in the Use of Capital Punishment: At the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century

David Baker



Part IV 


Gender: Females, Minorities and Young Girls


Chapter 19

Gender Responsive Programs: Addressing the Special Needs of Incarcerated Women

Alana Van Gundy


Chapter 20

The Experience of Women Serving Life Sentences

Sherri L. Browning,  Cheryl L. Meyer & Megan M. Mark


Chapter 21  

Incarcerated Adult and Juvenile Females: Special Issues to Consider

Michele W. Covington & Jana L. Jasinski  waiting


Chapter 22

Women Prisoners: Their Needs

Renita L. Seabrook & Ramona Brockett


Part V


Summing Up


Chapter 23


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