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Dedication

About the Authors

Brief Contents

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Preface

Part 1 Introduction to Corrections

Chapter 1 Corrections: An Overview

Chapter 2 Punishments: A Brief History

Chapter 3 Sentencing: To Punish or to Reform?

Part 2 Community Corrections

Chapter 4 Diversion and Probation: How Most Offenders Are Punished

Chapter 5 Intermediate Sanctions: Between Probation and Incarceration

Part 3 Institutional Corrections

Chapter 6 Jails: Way Stations Along the Justice Highway

Chapter 7 Prisons Today: Change Stations or Warehouses?

Chapter 8 Parole: Early Release and Reentry

Part 4 The Prison World

Chapter 9 The Staff World: Managing the Prison Population

Chapter 10 The Inmate World: Living Behind Bars

Chapter 11 The Legal World: Prisoners' Rights

Chapter 12 Special Prison Populations: Prisoners Who Are Substance Abusers, Who Have HIV/AIDS, Who Are Mentally Challenged, and Who Are Elderly

Part 5 Issues in Corrections

Chapter 13 Prison Issues and Concerns: Overcrowding, Security, Accreditation, Privatization,and Technology

Chapter 14 The Victim: Helping Those in Need

Chapter 15 Death: The Ultimate Sanction

Chapter 16 Juvenile Corrections: End of an Era?

Endnotes

Glossary

Credits

Case Index

Subject Index