Bibliographic Details

Corrections / general editor, William J. Chambliss.

Imprint Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2011.
Description 1 online resource (345 pages).
Language English
Series Key Issues in Crime and Punishment
Key issues in crime and punishment.
Subject Crime.
Law enforcement.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Corrections.
Juvenile delinquency.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Penology.
Corrections.
Crime.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Juvenile delinquency.
Law enforcement.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11143096
Other authors / contributors Chambliss, William J.
ISBN 9781452266435
1452266433
9781412994101
1412994101
9781780341262
1780341261
1412978564
9781412978569
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Corrections looks at the correctional system and offers arguments for and against the practice of the laws and policies that comprise corrections, from parole and probation to imprisonment, to the application of the death penalty. The 20 included chapters, written by eminent scholars and experts in the fields of criminology, police science, law, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines, take on such contested topics as what the goals of the correctional system should be (deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution, or something else?) and how they should be achieved; who should make these dec.
Other form Print version: 9781412978569
Table of Contents:
  • Capital punishment/death penalty
  • Clemency
  • Cruel and unusual punishment
  • Due process rights of prisoners
  • Early release
  • Free speech rights of prisoners
  • Furlough and work-release programs
  • Gangs and violence in prison
  • Healthcare and medical assistance for prisoners
  • Legal assistance for prisoners
  • Life sentence
  • Mentally ill and mentally challenged inmates
  • Preventive detention
  • Prison labor
  • Prison overcrowding
  • Prison privatization and contract facilities
  • Punishment versus rehabilitation
  • Religious rights
  • Sex offender treatment
  • Shaming penalties.