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Trends in Corrections

Trends in Corrections Author Jennie K. Singer
ISBN-10 9781439835791
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 285
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Offering rare insiders’ perspectives, Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World is a comprehensive survey of correctional programming and management styles used across nations. Twelve chapters present transcribed interviews of corrections leaders along with a brief portrait of the corrections system in those jurisdictions. The leaders interviewed represent a variety of cultures, political environments, and economic systems and come from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States), Asia (Singapore), Australia, the Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago), and Europe (England, Hungary, and Bosnia–Herzegovina). Topics discussed in this insightful collection of interviews include: Working conditions for correction officers How governmental changes can impact a prison system Overcrowding problems and efforts to modernize prisons Recidivism concerns and programs that facilitate offender reintegration into society upon release Effects of the media’s portrayal of prisons on communities The final chapter reflects on the interviews and summarizes the common themes evident throughout the book. Advancing knowledge about corrections systems worldwide, this volume bridges the gap of knowledge that exists between scholars and researchers in academia and practitioners in the field. The candid discussions presented herein are destined to open further dialogue among these professionals, adding value to current operations and informing future directions.



Trends in Policing

Trends in Policing Author Bruce F. Baker
ISBN-10 9781439880746
Release 2013-11-25
Pages 277
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Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Four is the latest installment in a series of insightful interviews with senior police executives worldwide. The book offers readers an unparalleled insider’s perspective on police goals, practices, and management in nationwide, regional, and city environments. Conducted by a team of academic and practitioner experts following the same schema of topics, the interviews explore the executives’ backgrounds, education, and careers and provide insight on a number of topics relevant to their work, including: Conception of the police mission and police role Views on strategy and tactics Experience with democratic policing Major changes in policies and procedures The relationship between police theory and practice The impact of globalization The interview participants are drawn from four continents and from a broad variety of policing contexts—from metropolitan to largely rural areas, developed and developing countries, from emerging democracies to stable democracies. They are diverse in age, ethnicity, education, background, and career trajectories. This volume constitutes a resource of immense value to academic analysts of policing philosophies and leadership, as well as to policymakers and practitioners who wish to have a sense of where the leaders in their field have come from and where they are going. The book and its predecessors are a major contribution to the study and practice of policing around the world.



Trends in the Judiciary

Trends in the Judiciary Author David Lowe
ISBN-10 9781482219197
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 369
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The term judicial opinion can be a misnomer as rarely are judges’ true feelings on legal issues and the work they do made available to the public. Judges are constrained when writing decisions to follow the law and leave personal commentary aside. Through a series of revealing interviews, this book gathers empirical data from judges and justices from different legal systems to provide a scintillating look at how they view their jobs and cope with difficult legal matters. Interviews are conducted according to strict guidelines with a standardized format for consistency. Each chapter begins by describing the region and its style of judicial governance. This is followed by an interview with a judge or justice in the particular jurisdiction. They discuss their careers, personal judicial philosophies, the problems and successes they’ve experienced, and how theory influences practice in their jurisdiction. Many also discuss transnational relations and several chapters include glossaries that explain unfamiliar terms and acronyms. Each chapter concludes with the interviewer’s assessment and observations. This structure allows readers to easily compare the views of judges and to see the similarities, the differences, and the uniqueness of the different legal models and systems. Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe, Volume Two is the seventh publication in the Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Prisons series. The broad-based coverage of varying viewpoints in this text encourages a great breadth of understanding of global justice.



Trends in the Judiciary

Trends in the Judiciary Author Dilip K. Das
ISBN-10 9781420099799
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 292
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U.S. Supreme Court justices are studied publicly, but scant attention is generally paid to the judges who function daily in other courts of the world. Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe assembles a collection of interviews conducted by international scholars and researchers. It provides an insider’s perspective of how members of the worldwide judiciary cope with significant legal developments and the issues they face in criminal and procedural law. The subjects of these interviews administer justice in Australia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Republic of Slovenia, Canada, India, and the United States. Representing a variety of cultures, political environments, and economic systems, the interviewees each discuss their background, education, and career; their judicial role; the major changes and challenges they have experienced; and the relationship between theory and practice. In addition to the candid observations of the interview subject, each chapter provides a brief portrait of the national judicial system and court in which each judge serves. Continuing the work of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) and the CRC Press series Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Prisons, the book enhances readers’ understanding of the judiciary and opens a dialogue between scholars, researchers, and practitioners. It is a major contribution to the study and practice of judging around the world.



Crime and Punishment in America

Crime and Punishment in America Author Elliott Currie
ISBN-10 9781250024213
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 288
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An acclaimed criminologist examines America's ongoing war against violent crime, arguing that ever-increasing rates of imprisonment have not reduced--and will not reduce--crime rates and offering a range of tested alternatives based on deterrence. Tour.



Managing Prisons in a Time of Change

Managing Prisons in a Time of Change Author Andrew Coyle
ISBN-10 0953522148
Release 2002
Pages 109
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Managing Prisons in a Time of Change has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Managing Prisons in a Time of Change also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Managing Prisons in a Time of Change book for free.



Trends in Policing

Trends in Policing Author Bruce Baker
ISBN-10 9781315390529
Release 2016-11-18
Pages 288
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Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume 5 is based on the premise that police officials have a wealth of experience that can make significant contributions to our understanding of the prospects and problems of policing today. Each chapter consists of an interview with a policing leader that explore their understanding of policing developments and current challenges in their countries and internationally, and examines how they evaluate or interpret these developments.



Health in Prisons

Health in Prisons Author Lars Møller
ISBN-10 9789289072809
Release 2007
Pages 179
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Based on the experience of many countries in the WHO European Region and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires that everyone working in prisons understand how imprisonment affects health, what prisoners’ health needs are, and how evidence-based health services can be provided for everyone needing treatment, care and prevention in prison. Other essential elements are being aware of and accepting internationally recommended standards for prison health; providing professional care with the same adherence to professional ethics as in other health services; and, while seeing individual needs as the central feature of the care provided, promoting a whole-prison approach to care and promoting the health and well-being of people in custody.



Fixing Broken Windows

Fixing Broken Windows Author George L. Kelling
ISBN-10 9780684837383
Release 1997
Pages 319
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Cites successful examples of community-based policing



Fostering Innovation in Community and Institutional Corrections

Fostering Innovation in Community and Institutional Corrections Author Brian A. Jackson
ISBN-10 9780833088567
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 160
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The U.S. corrections enterprise is challenged by a variety of demographic, societal, and fiscal trends, and this report seeks to frame an innovation agenda by identifying and prioritizing potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice.



Introduction to Corrections

Introduction to Corrections Author Robert D. Hanser
ISBN-10 9781506306773
Release 2016-01-04
Pages 512
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The Second Edition of Introduction to Corrections provides students with a strong, comprehensive foundation in the field of corrections using modern research, theoretical origins, and practical application. Designed for introductory corrections courses, this text uniquely illustrates how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in the field of corrections, in both the institutional and community settings. Experienced correctional practitioner, scholar, and author, Robert D. Hanser shows students how the corrections system actually works, from classification, to security, to treatment, to demonstrating how and why correctional practices are implemented.



Correctional Counseling A Cognitive Growth Perspective

Correctional Counseling  A Cognitive Growth Perspective Author Central Washington University Key Sun
ISBN-10 9780763799434
Release 2012-02-27
Pages 238
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The cognitive growth model maintains that correctional counseling is intended to help offenders balance their lives and important relations through developing more accurate social cognitions and understanding about the self, others, and patterns governing their interactions. This updated Second Edition employs the cognitive growth model to examine the major contemporary issues in correctional counseling and thoroughly explains how to use the model to fully understand and effectively perform correctional counseling. Correctional Counseling: A Cognitive Growth Perspective discusses such issues as, the counselor roles, work settings and challenges, offender classification and assessment, counseling processes, intervention/therapeutic techniques, and more. With this text the reader will learn how to respond to correctional clients and help them cope with their issues in the community and within prison. New to the Second Edition: -A NEW chapter (Chapter 11) on understanding and treating substance abuse has been added to address the increasing issue of substance abuse for the offender population. -Includes a NEW chapter (Chapter 12) on restorative justice. This chapter examines the skills and principles of restorative justice and addresses the needs of the victim, community, and the offender. -Contains updated crime statistics, further examines the issue of prisoner reentry, and provides additional information on drug/mental health courts. -Includes an expanded discussion on art therapy for assessment, and focuses on its techniques and benefits. -The chapter on counseling processes (Chapter 7) has been updated to include coverage on the issue of a gender-sensitive approach in counseling female offenders, and assessment and intervention for juvenile offenders. -The chapter on mentally disordered offenders (Chapter 10) includes an expanded discussion on research about mental illness and violence, and further analyzes the debate between social cognitive explanation and the biomedical explanation for mental disorder. Key Features: -Comprehensive in coverage, this text includes discussions on all major issues in contemporary correctional counseling (correctional counselors' roles, settings and challenges, major systems of therapeutic models, counseling processes, ethical dilemmas, etc.). Readers gain a wide-range of knowledge about correctional counseling theories and practice. -Although comprehensive, all discussions remain concise so that the reader can focus on and learn the most relevant and useful knowledge needed to succeed in the field. -Describes controversial issues in correctional counseling, including the limitations of counseling models and multidisciplinary perspectives for evidence-based counseling. This text encourages the reader to think critically and analyze the correctional issues being discussed. Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual Test Bank PowerPoint Lecture Outlines"



Are Prisons Obsolete

Are Prisons Obsolete Author Angela Y. Davis
ISBN-10 9781609801045
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 129
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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.



The Growth of Incarceration in the United States

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States Author Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration
ISBN-10 0309298016
Release 2014-12-31
Pages 800
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After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States has increased fivefold during the last four decades. The U.S. penal population of 2.2 million adults is by far the largest in the world. Just under one-quarter of the world's prisoners are held in American prisons. The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly 1 out of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is 5 to 10 times higher than the rates in Western Europe and other democracies. The U.S. prison population is largely drawn from the most disadvantaged part of the nation's population: mostly men under age 40, disproportionately minority, and poorly educated. Prisoners often carry additional deficits of drug and alcohol addictions, mental and physical illnesses, and lack of work preparation or experience. The growth of incarceration in the United States during four decades has prompted numerous critiques and a growing body of scientific knowledge about what prompted the rise and what its consequences have been for the people imprisoned, their families and communities, and for U.S. society. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines research and analysis of the dramatic rise of incarceration rates and its affects. This study makes the case that the United States has gone far past the point where the numbers of people in prison can be justified by social benefits and has reached a level where these high rates of incarceration themselves constitute a source of injustice and social harm. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States examines policy changes that created an increasingly punitive political climate and offers specific policy advice in sentencing policy, prison policy, and social policy. The report also identifies important research questions that must be answered to provide a firmer basis for policy. This report is a call for change in the way society views criminals, punishment, and prison. This landmark study assesses the evidence and its implications for public policy to inform an extensive and thoughtful public debate about and reconsideration of policies.



Corrections Criminology

Corrections Criminology Author Sean O'Toole
ISBN-10 1876067179
Release 2005-01
Pages 270
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As prison populations increase in Australia and worldwide, Corrections Criminology is a timely stocktake of what we know about corrections. The book encompasses corrections in the community as well as private and public prisons. It is written by leading academics and senior practitioners. The book covers seven main themes: Trends in Correctional Populations (in Australia and worldwide); The Objectives, Standards, and Efficacy of Imprisonment, including key issues such as accountability, treatment of prisoners, security, and privatization; Special Prison Populations, such as Indigenous, female, and ageing prisoners; Prisoner Health, including mental health and strategies for minimising self-harm; Rehabilitation and Reparation, including consideration of "what works?" and post-release support; Correctional Officers, particularly considering the changing career of corrections staff; and Future Directions in Corrections.



Economic Impacts of Prison Growth

Economic Impacts of Prison Growth Author Suzanne M. Kirchhoff
ISBN-10 9781437932324
Release 2010-08
Pages 35
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The U.S. corrections system (CS) has gone through an unprecedented expansion during the last few decades. At the end of 2008, 2.3 million adults were in state, local, or fed. custody, with another 5.1 million on probation or parole. Of that total, 9% were in fed. custody. Globally, the U.S. has 5% of the world¿s population but 25% of its prisoners. Contents of this report: (1) CS Sector; (2) U.S. CS; (3) Incarceration Trends; (4) Prison Employment: Unions; (5) Prison Construction; Rural Prisons; Cost and Overcrowding; Financing; (6) Private Sector: Private Prison Co.; The Private Prison Industry: Corrections Corp. of America; Geo Group; Cornell Co.; Other Private Firms; Phone Service; (7) Prisons as Drivers of Econ. Development. Illus.



Just Mercy

Just Mercy Author Bryan Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780812994537
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 352
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#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow