American Corrections, 2nd Edition, (PDF) offers you an issues-oriented, contemporary introduction that covers every aspect of corrections, prompting you to think critically about complex issues that are affecting the current U.S. correctional system. Incorporating the most recent research, theory, and data available, the 2nd Edition encourages you to explore the most progressive and interesting developments in correctional policy and practice. Authors Susan Marchionna, Barry A. Krisberg, and Christopher J. Hartney draw from years of professional experience to give you a practical knowledge of corrections, as well as provide a framework for thoughtful analysis into what is plaguing the American correctional system and a realistic exploration of the solutions that could make a big difference.
New to the 2nd Edition:
- Updated statistics, references, court rulings, and data help you understand the latest trends in correctional practices.
- New Spotlight boxes introduce you to key issues such as immigration and detention and the opioid addiction epidemic.
- Up-to-date coverage of today’s key issues reflects the latest developments in corrections, including the fiscal impact of corrections, reforms in corrections, and an expanded use of alternatives to incarceration.
- Incisive exploration of policies proposed by the Trump administration shows you how the current administration’s approach differs from Obama-era sentencing reforms and encourages students to think critically about the potent impacts on the correctional system.
- Debates around the effectiveness of corrections encourage you to think critically about problem-solving courts, probation, split sentences and flash incarceration, new recidivism studies, rates of racial and ethnic disparity in adult and juvenile corrections, and over-representation of youth of color in prisons.
- Recent trends are discussed to give you a clearer picture of how the correctional system has transformed over the years, including the decline in the practice of incarcerating juveniles in large prisons, the rising incarceration rate for women, the treatment of mentally ill inmates, the increase of private prisons, and more.
“This ebook is not too thick that students would feel over whelmed by purchasing it or discouraged from reading.” — Makeda Carr
“Provides thought-provoking and well-cited sidebars and extensive and helpful supplemental pedagogical resources.” — Cary Adkinson
“Complete, up to date, engaging textbook with unique features making it appropriate for either face-to-face or online courses in contemporary corrections.” — Ronald Everett
“It is a thorough and focused work on American corrections providing a solid opportunity for students to learn not only how the correctional system works but also to understand its ever increasing complexities.” — Dorie Astle
“I would (and have) highly recommended this textbook to colleagues because of its comprehensive, direct approach to critically evaluating the current landscape of the American correctional system. I would also mention the critical lens through which the textbook is written, and emphasize the importance of this perspective as college students become educated in the area of corrections.” — Darin Haerle