Key Correctional Issues

Paperback | December 31, 2008

byRoslyn Muraskin

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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...

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Key Correctional Issues, second edition, presents a collection of new and updated original readings highlighting the most important issues facing the correctional system today, including:  The History of Corrections Goals of the Correctional System Prisoner Re-Entry Suicide Religion Mental Illness ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.13 × 6.85 × 0.87 inPublished:December 31, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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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

Roslyn Muraskin

 

Chapter 3

Correctional History

Roslyn Muraskin

 

Chapter 4

Issues in Corrections: Changing Goals of Corrections

Roslyn Muraskin

 

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

Conclusions

Roslyn Muraskin