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Essentials of Corrections, 5th Edition

G. Larry Mays, L. Thomas Winfree Jr.

ISBN: 978-1-118-53721-3 January 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 464 Pages


The fifth edition of this leading “essentials” textbook on corrections has been fully revised and updated to include new international comparative data, and a fresh chapter on prison inmates with special needs. Unrivalled in scope, it offers undergraduates a concise but comprehensive introduction to the subject.

  • Includes textual materials and assignments formulated to encourage students’ critical thinking skills
  • Chapters feature text boxes on key points of correctional theory and on international correctional practice
  • Presented in full color throughout — including extensive photos and graphics
  • Includes stand-alone chapters on careers in corrections, gender and ethnicity issues, and likely future developments in corrections
  • Features invaluable historical context on the evolution of correctional theory and practice
  • Offers a new, comprehensive online Student Study Guide and thoroughly updated and expanded ancillary materials

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Detailed Contents viii
Preface xv

1 Introduction to Corrections 1

2 A Brief History of Punishments and Corrections 26

3 Sentencing and Criminal Sanctions 51

4 Probation and Community Corrections 75

5 Jails and Detention Facilities 108

6 Institutional Corrections 135

7 Jail and Prison Inmates 165

8 Special Needs Inmates 193

9 Parole and Prisoner Reentry 226

10 Careers in Corrections 255

11 The Administration of Corrections Programs 282

12 Corrections Law and Inmate Litigation 306

13 Gender Issues in Corrections 329

14 Race, Ethnicity, and Corrections 362

15 The Future of Corrections 389

Glossary 416

Index 432