The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Paperback | April 1, 2015

EditorJoan Petersilia, Kevin R. Reitz

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It is no secret that America's sentencing and corrections systems are in crisis, and neither system can be understood or repaired fully without careful consideration of the other. This handbook examines the intertwined and multi-layered fields of American sentencing and corrections from globaland historical viewpoints, from theoretical and policy perspectives, and with close attention to many problem-specific arenas. Editors Joan Petersilia and Kevin R. Reitz, both leaders in their respective fields, bring together a group of preeminent scholars to present state-of-the art research,investigate current practices, and explore the implications of new and varied approaches wherever possible. The handbook's contributors bridge the gap between research and policy across a range of topics including an overview of mass incarceration and its collateral effects, explorations of sentencing theories and their applications, analyses of the full spectrum of correctional options, and first-handaccounts of life inside of and outside of prison. Individual chapters reflect expertise and source materials from multiple fields including criminology, law, sociology, psychology, public policy, economics, political science, and history. Proving that the problems of sentencing and corrections, writ large, cannot be addressed effectively or comprehensively within the confines of any one discipline, The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections is a vital reference volume on these two related and central components of America'songoing experiment in mass incarceration.

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It is no secret that America's sentencing and corrections systems are in crisis, and neither system can be understood or repaired fully without careful consideration of the other. This handbook examines the intertwined and multi-layered fields of American sentencing and corrections from globaland historical viewpoints, from theoretical...

Joan Petersilia is the Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. She is the author of When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry and coeditor, with James Q. Wilson, of Crime and Public Policy. Kevin R. Reitz is James Annenberg La Vea Land Grant Chair in Criminal Procedure Law at University of Minnesota Law ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:778 pages, 9.61 × 6.5 × 1.69 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Joan Petersilia and Kevin R. Reitz: Introduction: Sentencing and Corrections: Overlapping and Inseparable SubjectsPart I: Sentencing and Corrections: History and Present Context1. Jonathan Simon: Mass Incarceration: From Social Policy to Social Problem2. Michael Tonry: Race, Ethnicity, and Punishment3. Alec Ewald and Christopher Uggen: The Collateral Effects of Imprisonment on Prisoners, Their Families, and Communities4. Julian V. Roberts: Crime Victims, Sentencing, and Release from PrisonPart II: SentencingA. Sentencing Theories and Their Application5. Richard S. Frase: Theories of Proportionality and Desert6. James L. Nolan, Jr.: Problem-Solving Courts: An International Comparison7. Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob: Searching for Sasquatch: Deterrence of Crime Through Sentence Severity8. Christopher Slobogin: Risk Assessment9. Lawrence W. Sherman and Heather Strang: Restorative Justice as Evidence-Based SentencingB. Sentencing Systems10. Ronald D. Wright: Charging and Plea Bargaining as Forms of Sentencing Discretion11. Kevin R. Reitz: The "Traditional" Indeterminate Sentencing Model12. Robert Weisberg: The Sentencing Commission Model, 1970s to Present13. Nancy J. King: Procedure at SentencingPart III: CorrectionsA. The Correctional Context14. Karol Lucken and Thomas G. Blomberg: American Corrections: Reform Without ChangeB. Community Corrections and Intermediate Punishments15. Faye S. Taxman: Probation, Intermediate Sanctions and Community-Based CorrectionsC. Jails, Prisons and Other Secure Facilities16. Gary F. Cornelius: Jails, Pretrial Detention and Short-Term Confinement17. George M. Camp and Bert Useem: Prison Governance: Correctional Leadership in the Current Era18. Richard W. Harding: Regulating Conditions: Some International ComparisonsD. What Works in Correctional Treatment?19. Steven Belenko, Kimberly A. Houser, and Wayne Welsh: Understanding the Impact of Drug Treatment in Correctional Settings20. Doris MacKenzie: The Effectiveness of Corrections-Based Work and Academic and Vocational Education ProgramsE. Managing a Changing Offender Population21. Jennifer Skeem and Jillian Peterson: Identifying, Treating, and Reducing Risk for Offenders with Mental Illness22. Roxanne Lieb: Sex Offender Management and Treatment23. LaTosha Traylor and Beth Richie: Female Offenders and Women in Prison24. Craig Haney: The Psychological Impacts of Prison Confinement25. Michael Santos: Living Life Behind Bars in AmericaF. Prison Release and Reentry Challenges26. Edward Rhine: The Present Status and Future Prospects of Parole Boards and Parole Supervision27. Tom Le Bel and Shadd Maruna: Life on the Outside: Transitioning From Prison to the Community28. Christy Visher and Jeremy Travis: The Characteristics of Prisoners Returning Home and Effective Reentry Programs and PoliciesG. The Death Penalty29. Carol Steiker and Jordan Steiker: Broken and Beyond Repair: The American Death Penalty and the Insuperable Obstacles to Reform30. Franklin E. Zimring and David Johnson: The Dark at the Top of the Stairs: Four Destructive Influences of Capital Punishment on American Criminal Justice