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Introduction to Corrections 2ed

by Robert Hanser SAGE Publications, Inc
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The Second Edition of Introduction to Corrections provides students with a strong, comprehensive foundation in the field of corrections using modern research, theoretical origins, and practical application. Designed for introductory corrections courses, this text uniquely illustrates how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in the field of corrections, in both the institutional and community settings.


Experienced correctional practitioner, scholar, and author, Robert D. Hanser shows students how the corrections system actually works, from classification, to security, to treatment, to demonstrating how and why correctional practices are implemented.


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Chapter 1: Early History of Punishment and the Development of Prisons in the United States
Defining Corrections: A Variety of Possibilities
The Notion of Punishment and Corrections Throughout History
The Enlightenment and Correctional Reform
Punishment During Early American History: 1700s-1800s
The Age of the Reformatory in America
Prisons in America: 1900s to the end of World War II
Modern Day Systems: Federal and State Inmate Characteristics
Chapter 2: Ideological and Theoretical Underpinnings to Corrections
Philosophical Underpinnings
Types of Sanctions
Sentencing Models
Criminological Theories and Corrections
Chapter 3: Correctional Law and Legal Liabilities
The Hands-Off Doctrine
The Emergence of Inmate Rights
Corrections and the Constitution
A Restrained Hands-On Perspective and Court Deference to Prisons
State and Federal Legal Liabilities
Compliance With Judicial Orders
Chapter 4: Jail and Detention Facilities
Jails in the Past
The Modern Jail
Jails as Short-Term Institutions
Jails as Long-Term Facilities
Health Care in Jails
Jail Training Standards
Specialized Types of Jail Sentences
Special Issues in Jails
Chapter 5: Probation
Probation When the Jail Is Full
A Brief History of Probation
The Administration of Probation
Probation Officers
Probation Revocation
Chapter 6: Intermediate Sanctions
Types of Intermediate Sanctions
Methods of Ensuring Compliance
Intermediate Sanctions in Different States
Chapter 7: Correctional Facilities
Prison Facility Designs Throughout History
The Rise of the Supermax
Accommodations for Inmates With Disabilities
Protective Custody Sections
Innovative Security Designs
Internal Security
Auxiliary Services and Physical Security
Technology Systems in Prisons
Chapter 8: Classification and Custody Levels
History of Classification
Rationale for Classification
The Goals of Classification Systems
Elements of All Classification Systems
Special Housing Assignments
Chapter 9: Prison Subculture and Prison Gang Influence
Theories of Prison Subculture
The Inmate Subculture of Modern Times
The Impact of the Inmate Subculture on Corrections Staff
The Guard Subculture
The Impact of Gangs Upon Prison Subculture
Major Prison Gangs in the United States
Chapter 10: Female Offenders in Correctional Systems
Female Offenders Behind Bars: A Detailed Look at Percentages and Rates
History of Women Behind Bars
Issues Related to the Modern-Day Female Offender Population
Considerations for Female Offenders
Conditions of Care for Female Offenders
Female Offenders and Treatment Implications
Chapter 11: Specialized Inmate Populations
Administrative Considerations
Prison Subculture and Special Needs Offenders
Mentally Ill Offenders
Sex Offenders
HIV/AIDS-Related Offenders
Elderly Offenders
Chapter 12: Juvenile Correctional Systems
History of Juvenile Corrections
Legal Precepts and Orientation of the Juvenile Justice System
Screening and Classification of Juvenile Offenders
Commonality of Juvenile as Victim of Prior Abuse
Female Juveniles in Custody
Juvenile Gang Members
Detention Versus Incarceration
Incarceration of Juveniles
Chapter 13: Correctional Administration
Federal Bureau of Prisons Administration
Correctional System Administration
Levels of Prison Management
Styles of Management
Management Versus Leadership
Women in Correctional Management
The Corrections Workforce
Emergency Management
Chapter 14: Prison Programming
Basic Prison Services
Educational Programs
Prison Work Programs
Drug Treatment Programs
Recreational Programs
Religious Programs
Chapter 15: Parole and Reintegration
Parole and Parolee Characteristics
The Beginning History of Parole
Parole at the State Level
Parole as the Correctional Release Valve for Prisons
The Role of Institutional Parole Officers
Common Conditions of Parole
Reentry Initiatives
Chapter 16: The Death Penalty
Constitutionality of the Death Penalty
Death Row Statistics
Methods of Execution
Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty
Chapter 17: Program Evaluation, Evidence-Based Practices, and Future Trends in Corrections
Evaluation Research
Evidence-Based Practices
The Future of Corrections

“The book is well written with the focus from a practical perspective.  For the most part, the presentation of the chapters was very nice (pictures, etc.)  I actually liked the interactive book and am considering this as an idea to build an online course because the book contains all the extras that could enhance the online experience”


"Very thorough and comprehensive, [Introduction to Corrections] provides a good balance between the big picture policy and societal issues with the more specific things those working in corrections on a day to day basis are faced with." - David E. Olson, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

Robert D. Hanser is an associate professor and head of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He has dual licensure as a professional counselor in Texas and Louisiana, is a certified anger resolution therapist, and has a specialty license in addictions counseling. He currently conducts group counseling sessions with inmates in a local prison and is active in reentry initiatives in his area. Likewise, he administers a regional training academy in northeastern Louisiana and is proud of the practitioners who are produced from that academy, both in the fields of law enforcement and corrections. A