Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781447318736 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447318729 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Key Issues in Corrections

Jeffrey Ian Ross

Key Issues in Corrections

Jeffrey Ian Ross

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

With a Foreword by Richard Tewksbury
256 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781447318736 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447318729 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Key Issues in Corrections is a fascinating book that critically analyzes the most important challenges affecting the correctional system in the United States. Jeffrey Ian Ross, an expert in the field, builds on his acclaimed book Special Problems in Corrections to examine both long-standing and emerging issues, grounding the discussion in empirical research and current events.

This fully updated edition integrates new scholarship, lawsuits, and the use of technology; introduces and evaluates new corrections policies and practices; and features two new sections, “The Privatization of Prisons” and “The Death Penalty,” as well as links to a companion website. Offering a no-nonsense approach to the problems faced by correctional officers, correctional managers, prisoners, and the public, this solutions-focused book will be a vital resource for students of criminology.
Contents
Part 1: Laying the groundwork; 
What Is Corrections and What Are Its Problems?;
Misrepresenting Corrections;
Part 2: Problems for convicts and correctional facilities; 
Misuse of Jails;
Underfunding;
Prison Conditions;
Classification/Risk Assessment;
Special Populations behind bars;
Rehabilitation of Prisoners;
Overburdened Community Corrections System;
Crowding/Overcrowding;
Death Penalty;
Part 3: Problems for correctional officers and administrators; 
Hiring Standards, Requirements, Practices, and Training;
Working Conditions;
Correctional Officer Deviance;
Officer Pay and Workload;
Management and Administration;
The Privatization of Corrections;
The Future of Corrections.
Review Quotes
Rick Jones, Marquette University, coauthor of “Doing Time: Prison Experience and Identity Among First-Time Inmates”
“The updated and thoroughly revised book does an excellent job of analyzing the contemporary challenges in the field of corrections and suggesting meaningful and realistic solutions to them. Moreover, unlike standard textbooks, Key Issues in Corrections, because of the way it is researched, written, and organized is easy to build a course around. The problems and solutions approach will facilitate classroom discussion, and provide the opportunity to integrate supplementary articles that would allow for further reading.”
Stephen C. Richards, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
“This is one corrections textbook where the author takes the reader inside the fence and behind the wall and does not candy coat the truth. Ross writes with eyes wide open.”
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