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Corrections in America: An Introduction (12th Edition)

Corrections in America: An Introduction (12th Edition)
Author: Harry E. Allen - Edward J. Latessa Ph.D. - Bruce S
ISBN 13: 9780135034392
ISBN 10: 135034396
Edition: 12
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-07-19
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
List Price: $183.40

The 12th edition of Corrections in America has been the premier text for introductory corrections in the last third of a century. It is the longest continuously published work on corrections in the nation. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite of instructors and students alike. Some of the key features include:

- The # 1 book in the market since the 1970s!

- The STANDARD of corrections

- All SUPPLEMENTS are done by authors

- Balanced Approach - current and past research, theory & practice

- Systems Approach - exploring each element of corrections as an integrated series of people, programs, & processes

- Unbiased presentation of corrections' most controversial issues

This is an excellent reference for anyone currently working in the corrections field!


The eighth edition includes a few new learning aids, and incorporates new theory and concerns. Like its predecessors, this edition balances historical and contemporary coverage, theory and practice, and the views of criminal justice scholars, corrections facility personnel, and inmates. Frank discussions of some of the more difficult issues<-- >such as whether to provide condoms, or let inmates have bleach for sterilizing needles<-->allow students to view some realities of corrections in America. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.