American Corrections,
11th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9781305093300 | ISBN-10: 1305093305

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 624 pages

List Price USD $229.95


Explore the American corrections system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender in AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Eleventh Edition. Comprehensive yet not overwhelming, the book covers both institutional and community sanctions, incorporating high-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines to reinforce important theories. The authors "tell it like it is," offering you thought-provoking, unbiased examinations of such topics as assisting felons during the re-entry process, reducing recidivism, the death penalty, and surveillance. You'll also get a frontline view of careers in the corrections field.

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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.

  • Each chapter opens with a high-interest vignette based on today's headlines to draw students into the chapter material. New topics include the January 2014 sentencing of billionaire entrepreneur Ty Warner (Chapter 4), recent Supreme Court orders to reduce California's prison populations (Chapter 5), and sentencing juveniles to life without parole (Chapter 17).
  • Each part of the book opens with a new Guest Perspective, covering a current and high-interest corrections topic that relates to the chapters in that part. Part 1 begins with Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project assessing criminal justice reform; Jethro Antoine, project director at Newark Community Solutions, introduces alternative justice solutions at the start of Part 2; and Part 3 opens with a description of Project ReMADE by Debbie Mukamal, executive director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.
  • Each chapter has been thoroughly updated in response to reviewer feedback, with strong focus on the trending hot topics of special populations, changing perspectives in corrections, evidence-based practices, evolving sentencing models, inmate medical treatment and vocational training, privatization, and expanded employment opportunities in the system.
  • Thinking Outside the Box features draw attention to today's most innovative practices or programs in corrections. Designed to get students thinking beyond the historical and traditional aspects to new possibilities, these features address cutting-edge topics like jail "frequent flyer" programs (Chapter 7), evidence-based sentencing (Chapter 8), a voucher system for parole services (Chapter 16), and social impact bonds (Chapter 21).
  • For Critical Thinking sections ask students to reflect on real-world situations related to chapter discussions. Topics include whether probation is an effective general deterrent to someone convicted of tax evasion (Ch. 4); whether the head of a jail (Joe Arpaio) should be an elected official (Ch. 7); and whether children should be with their mothers during the first 18 months of their lives, even if the mother is incarcerated (Ch. 12).
  • Careers in Corrections boxes, found in appropriate chapters throughout the book, focus on a particular correctional occupation. The material includes the nature of the work, required qualifications, earnings and job outlook, plus a source for more information. This feature gives students valuable insight into who plays what role in the corrections field.
  • Providing for maximum reinforcement and student success, chapters begin with numbered learning objectives that are carefully matched to end-of-chapter summary sections--as well as linked to corresponding quiz and test items.
  • Myths in Corrections sections address common myths and misconceptions about corrections and criminal justice, providing an interesting and effective way to engage students, stimulate class discussion, and encourage critical thinking.
  • Focus On boxes bring to life the real-world relevance of the issues discussed in the text. These boxes--which cover People in Corrections, Correctional Policy, and Correctional Practice--use vivid, in-depth accounts by correctional workers, journalists, prisoners, parolees, and the relatives of those who are in the system to illuminate chapter topics.

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. The Punishment of Offenders.
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. 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. Community Justice.
22. American Corrections.
Looking Forward.

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Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint® slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text, are tagged by chapter learning objective, and feature some additional examples and real world cases for application and discussion.

Online Instructor's Manual for Clear/Reisig/Cole's American Corrections, 11th

Revised to reflect new content in the Eleventh Edition, the manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, lesson plans, discussion topics, student activities, "What If" scenarios, media tools, a sample syllabus, and an expanded test bank with 30% more questions than the prior edition. The learning objectives are correlated with the discussion topics, student activities and media tools. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true false, completion, essay, and new critical thinking formats, with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the section in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each question in the test bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage so instructors can be sure they are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.



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