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The Encyclopedia of Corrections




The Encyclopedia of Corrections

Kent R. Kerley (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-84542-4 August 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 1184 Pages


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
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Volume I

About the Editors

Notes on Contributors




Corrections A-K

Volume II

Corrections L-Z