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American Corrections: Concepts and Controversies 2Edition

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Up-to-date coverage of today’s key issuesreflects the latest developments in corrections, including the fiscal impact of corrections, reforms in corrections, and an expanded use of alternatives to incarceration.
Debates around the effectiveness of correctionsencourage you to think critically about probation, problem-solving courts, split sentences and flash incarceration, new recidivism studies, rates of racial and ethnic disparity in adult and juvenile corrections, and overrepresentation of youth of color in prisons.
Recent trendsare 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.
Incisive exploration of policies proposed by the Trump administrationshows 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.
NewSpotlightboxesintroduce you to key issues such as immigration and detention and the opioid addiction epidemic.
Updated references, statistics, court rulings,anddatahelp you understand the latest trends in correctional practices.

Author(s): Barry A. Krisberg

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc, Year: 2018

ISBN: 1506362362,9781506362366

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Up-to-date coverage of today’s key issuesreflects the latest developments in corrections, including the fiscal impact of corrections, reforms in corrections, and an expanded use of alternatives to incarceration.
Debates around the effectiveness of correctionsencourage you to think critically about probation, problem-solving courts, split sentences and flash incarceration, new recidivism studies, rates of racial and ethnic disparity in adult and juvenile corrections, and overrepresentation of youth of color in prisons.
Recent trendsare 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.
Incisive exploration of policies proposed by the Trump administrationshows 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.
NewSpotlightboxesintroduce you to key issues such as immigration and detention and the opioid addiction epidemic.
Updated references, statistics, court rulings,anddatahelp you understand the latest trends in correctional practices.

Author(s): Barry A. Krisberg

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc, Year: 2018

ISBN: 1506362362,9781506362366

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