American Corrections in Brief
American Corrections in Brief introduces students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. The brief paperback nature of this book makes it more approachable, and the well-respected author team has added several key pedagogical elements to help ensure students success. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing students with a well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections.
Clear, Todd R.; Cole, George F.; Reisig, Michael D.; and Petrosino, Carolyn (2012). American Corrections in Brief. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth