Pocket Guide To Technical Writing Canadian Edition by William S. PfeifferPocket Guide To Technical Writing Canadian Edition by William S. Pfeiffer

Pocket Guide To Technical Writing Canadian Edition

byWilliam S. Pfeiffer, J. Boogerd

Paperback | November 14, 2003

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The Pocket Guide to Technical Writing is an alphabetized handbook that provides a handy reference for on-the-job writing and gives easy-to-find answers to common writing problems faced in various technical and professional careers.

Pocket Guide will meet the needs of those instructors who do not want to use a textbook with an abundance of practice exercises but who, instead, want a short reference work that provides the essential guidelines; in some cases instructors will supplement the text with exercises and cases that they have created or collected.

Ted Alleman was an instructor of sociology and criminal justice at two Pennsylvania State University campuses for 20 years. Drawing on his experience as a systems analyst, he designed a computerized jail management system used in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and authored the text Introduction to Computing in Criminal Justice (1996...
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Title:Pocket Guide To Technical Writing Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:November 14, 2003Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Turnstile Justice: Issues in American Corrections, second edition, provides students and practitioners in the field of corrections a set of thoughtful and critical readings on contemporary correctional issues. Designed as a freestanding text or supplement to course materials across the criminal justice/corrections spectrum, the book offers a sociology of corrections—a perspective for analyzing the social context within which current American punishment philosophy and practice take place. The author(s) of each chapter provides factual information and data on an issue or topic for the reader to examine critically for its impact on the correctional system and on society in general. The first three chapters set the tone for the entire book by outlining a context for studying American corrections. In Chapter 1, Rosemary Gido, using the analogy of a turnstile, reviews the major factors that have, at the turn of the millennium, propelled the United States to become the democratic nation with the highest incarceration rate in the world. Gido illustrates the impact of the war on drugs and the politicalization of corrections behind the U.S. "incarceration binge," documenting the high percentages of drug offenders and minorities who have come through the corrections turnstile in the past 15 years. A set of fundamental questions about corrections is offered to the reader of this text as a focus for the issues covered in the remaining chapters. Linked to the race and class issues of Chapter 1, John Klofas (Chapter 2) offers an in-depth analysis of the social changes in American cities and society and the conditions that are undermining urban community structure and vitality. Klofas thoughtfully draws out the implications of "metropolitanization" and our current "penaholic" correctional practices. Ted Alleman's Chapter 3 provides a unique, comprehensive analysis of the implications of the three predominant American correctional philosophies—utilitarian, justice, and rehabilitation—on the treatment of offenders. A practical typology matrix (page 36) summarizes features of each punishment approach. The next two chapters take us inside the prison to understand the norms and values that form the basis of inmate subcultures today. Drawing on the rich tradition of Daniel Clemmer's The Prison Community, the authors focus on the violence that is endemic to adult and juvenile correctional facilities today. In Chapter 4, Victor Hassine, who writes from 19 years of imprisonment experience, provides a participant observer's insights on adult prison violence. His study documents both predictors of individual violent behavior (kindling points for violence) and prison environment variables that accelerate or retard violent behaviors and trends. Dorothy Taylor and Wilson Palacios delineate the social codes and social roles of inmates in juvenile correctional facilities in Chapter 5. Recognizing the impact of contemporary street gangs, the authors summarize the research on the war on gangs and the impact that juvenile gangs are having on juvenile correctional facilities. Chapters 6 to 10 offer a comprehensive evaluation of five emerging correctional issues: treatment needs of women offenders, jailed fathers and their separation from their children, the variety of boot camps as alternatives for incarcerating adults and juveniles, noncitizens in U.S federal detention centers, and educational services for inmates. Phyllis Harrison Ross and James Lawrence in Chapter 6 challenge the traditional treatment regimes of women's prisons in the United States. Harrison Ross and Lawrence document the increase of poor and minority women in U.S. prisons and the impact on correctional systems of increased and intensified demand for specialized health care services. In Chapter 7, Jamie Martin summarizes her study of jailed fathers, a topic rarely researched in contemporary criminology. Martin refutes the stereotype of "the incarcerated father" and emphasizes the need to focus on the men who were involved in the lives of their children prior to incarceration. Contact visits with children, parent education, family contact programs, and inmate-family reunification programs after release are recommended. Gaylene Styve Armstrong, Angela Gover, and Doris MacKenzie offer a comprehensive report on U.S. prison and jail boot camps for adults and juveniles in Chapter 8. This chapter further clarifies differences in boot camp programming, such as treatment focus, the selection process, and eligibility requirements. Special issues for boot camp operations for female offenders and juveniles and evaluations of boot camp impact on recidivism, community supervision, and prison crowding are reported. Michael Welch assesses allegations of human rights violations in Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) detention centers and outlines the problems inherent in INS detention practices in Chapter 9. Ongoing bureaucratic inefficiency, incidents of institutional brutality, and the increase of prison privatization are carefully documented in this chapter. Finally, Jon Marc Taylor and Richard Tewksbury examine the history and update the political developments and debates around the issue of post-secondary correctional education. Given the elimination of all state and federal inmates' eligibility for educational assistance through the Pell Grant Program since 1994 to 1995, the authors offer an in-depth review of the impact of educational programming and issues relevant to its recent demise. The remaining two chapters in Turnstile Justice focus our attention on issues of key interest to practitioners and members of the community: the impact of new prison construction and the operations of the local jail. Randy Martin, David Champion, and Todd Gibney conducted a community attitude survey in a county in which the construction of a new prison had just begun. Residents were asked to indicate their expectations about the impact of the prison on their community, with a focus on safety issues, economic impact, and overall quality of life. The authors offer insights on interpreting community input and improving the prison siting process in Chapter 11. In Chapter 12, David Kalinich and Bruce Bikle address the problems of managing jails in the community. The authors challenge today's jail administrators to network with their partner agencies in the criminal justice system and take a leadership role in both improving the administration of the jail and providing an ongoing positive working environment for each agency in the network. The following reviewers made helpful suggestions for this edition: William Kelly, Auburn University; Richard H. Martin, Elgin Community College; and Mary K. Stohr, Boise State University.

Table of Contents



1. The Writing Process: Achieving Speed and Quality.


2. Structure: Achieving Order and Design.


3. Special Topics: Graphics and Oral Presentations.


Appendix A: ABC Formats and Examples.


Appendix B: Writing Handbook.


Index.