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The Encyclopedia of Corrections

Kent R. Kerley (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-84542-4
1184 pages
August 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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A comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative two volume reference work for the fields of corrections and criminal justice featuring over 280 detailed scholarly entries

  • Assembles a global team of experts from within their respective fields under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Kent R. Kerley
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of key topics in corrections, including  history, trends and types of punishment,  correctional theory, policy, and law
  • Summarizes the latest theory and practice in major topical areas such as sentencing, community corrections, jails and prisons, special populations, women, juveniles, treatment, prisoner reentry, and the death penalty
  • Brings together cutting-edge examples from criminal justice systems throughout the US and around the world to provide an essential go-to resource for students, scholars, and researchers
This work is also available as an online resource: www.encyclopediaofcorrections.com
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Table of Contents

Volume I

About the Editors

Notes on Contributors




Corrections A-K

Volume II

Corrections L-Z


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Author Information

Kent R. Kerley is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Texas at Arlington, USA. His primary research interests include corrections, religiosity, and drug careers. He is the author of Religious Faith in Correctional Contexts (2014) and editor of Current Studies in the Sociology of Religion (2015) and Policing and Program Evaluation (2005). His research has appeared in many top journals, including Aggression and Violent Behavior, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Justice Quarterly, Social Forces, and Social Problems.

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