American Corrections,
13th Edition

Todd R. Clear, Michael D. Reisig, George F. Cole

ISBN-13: 9780357456538 | ISBN-10: 035745653x

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 640 pages

List Price USD $229.95


Learn more about the dynamics of today's correctional system in the U.S. with the fascinating, current content and balanced approach in Clear/Reisig/Cole's market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, 13E. Engaging discussions, actual cases with familiar names and first-hand insights from those in the system immediately grab your interest, while career overviews point to rewarding opportunities in the field. You examine the latest facts and figures as well as new developments and trends impacting correctional policy and practice in the U.S., such as COVID-19 and the rising use of methamphetamines and opioids. The authors provide an unbiased treatment of institutional and community sanctions as this well-rounded introduction examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the accused person. MindTap digital resources are also available with interactive learning tools, video cases and career scenarios that bring content to life.

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Meet the Authors

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Dr. Todd R. Clear is university professor of criminal law at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He is currently involved in studies examining the effects of incarceration, the criminological implications of "place" and the concept of "community justice." A prolific author, Dr. Clear has written on topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions and sentencing policy. He has served as president of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Dr. Clear has served as a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in more than 40 states and five nations. In addition, his work has been recognized with prestigious awards from the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association. Dr. Clear has written 13 books addressing various aspects of the justice system, including three books on community justice and a book on mass incarceration.

Dr. Michael Reisig is professor of criminology and criminal justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University. Previous to joining Arizona State University, he served on the faculty of Michigan State University and Florida State University. Dr. Reisig's corrections research has appeared in several leading criminology journals, including Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly and Punishment and Society.

The late George F. Cole was professor emeritus of political science at the University of Connecticut. He was recognized for outstanding teaching and research and in 1995 was named a fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. A specialist in the administration of criminal justice, Dr. Cole published extensively on such topics as prosecution, courts and corrections. He also developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and was a fellow at the National Institute of Justice (1988). Among his other accomplishments, Dr. Cole was granted two awards under the Fulbright-Hays Program to conduct criminal justice research in England and the former Yugoslavia.

  • THOROUGH UPDATES HIGHLIGHT THE LATEST CORRECTIONAL POLICIES AND PRACTICES IN THE U.S. TODAY. Updates feature the most recent facts and figures while addressing current trends in correctional reform in detail. Timely content presents the current state of corrections as the authors apply their expertise to analyze ongoing changes and challenges impacting corrections.
  • ENGAGING NEW DISCUSSION TAKES A UNIQUE LOOK AT JUSTICE AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF TODAY'S SYSTEM. Innovative new content encourages students to reimagine justice from "square one." This uncommon approach addresses the very foundations of the correctional system. Current discussion tackles the challenges of crime and violence on the rise within the contexts of poverty and deep racial inequality.
  • NEW CONTENT ADDRESSES THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC, DRUG ABUSE AND RECENT EVENTS ON PRISON SYSTEMS. This edition examines how COVID-19 as well as the prevalent use of methamphetamines and opioids has affected today's prisons. Updated statistics reflect the latest developments and trends. In addition, captivating discussions highlight recent, present-day cases -- from Harvey Weinstein and Felicity Huffman to Paul Manafort and Cyntoia Brown.
  • "FOCUS ON" BOXES EMPHASIZE THE REAL-LIFE RELEVANCE OF ISSUES READERS ARE STUDYING. These engaging features -- which include People in Corrections, Correctional Policy and Correctional Practice -- illuminate chapter topics and emphasize their importance. Vivid, in-depth accounts become meaningful when shared by correctional workers, journalists, people in prison, people on parole and the relatives of those who are in the system.
  • "FOR CRITICAL THINKING" SECTIONS CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO CONNECT REAL-WORLD SITUATIONS TO CHAPTER DISCUSSIONS. Students carefully consider topics, such as whether probation is an effective general deterrent to someone convicted of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct (Ch. 4). They debate whether or not the head of a jail should be an elected official (Ch. 7) and whether or not newborns should be with their mothers if the mother is incarcerated (Ch. 12).
  • "MYTHS IN CORRECTIONS" SECTIONS DISPEL COMMON MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CORRECTIONS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. These engaging and interesting features instantly and effectively engage students and can stimulate class discussion and encourage critical thinking.
  • "CAREERS IN CORRECTIONS" LEARNING FEATURES HIGHLIGHT SPECIFIC CORRECTIONAL OCCUPATIONS. With these interesting features, students gain a better understand of the important and rewarding professional roles available in today's corrections field. These job descriptions detail the nature of the work, required qualifications, earnings and job outlook as well as reliable sources for more information.

Table of Contents

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1. The Corrections System.
2. The Early History of Correctional Thought and Practice.
3. The History of Corrections in America.
4. Contemporary Punishment.
5. The Law of Corrections.
6. The Correctional Client.
7. Jails: Detention and Short-Term Incarceration.
8. Probation.
9. Intermediate Sanctions and Community Corrections.
10. Incarceration.
11. The Prison Experience.
12. The Incarceration of Women.
13. Institutional Management.
14. Institutional Programs.
15. Release from Incarceration.
16. Making It: Supervision in the Community.
17. Corrections for Juveniles.
18. Incarceration Trends.
19. Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections.
20. The Death Penalty.
21. Immigration and Justice.
22. Community Justice.
23. American Corrections: Looking Forward.

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