Todd R. Clear, one of the country's leading experts in the study of corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as the 'founding father' of modern criminal justice study, and new co-author Michael D. Reisig, combine talents for the new Seventh Edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. A great author team, Clear's expertise in corrections complements Cole's organizational view of the system and fresh perspectives offered by Reisig. Together, they present a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections. AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Seventh Edition takes a sociological and humanistic approach to corrections. The text treats institutional and community sanctions in a balanced fashion and offers a look at the system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a "system" of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book. From a more practical standpoint, many find this text appealing because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 22 chapters and 592 pages, it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses.
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Todd R. Clear is Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. In addition, he has written several books and is founding editor of the journal CRIMINOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY (ASC). He has conducted extensive research on a range of topics in corrections, including sentencing policy, probation and parole supervision, institutional programs, corrections administration, and community justice. He has received awards from the American Probation and Parole Association, the International Association of Community Corrections, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for his work. During 2001, he was president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and vice president of the American Society of Criminology. Among his books are CONTROLLING THE OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY (with V. O'Leary); HARM IN AMERICAN PENOLOGY, THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (with David Karp); and AMERICAN CORRECTIONS (with G. Cole).
George F. Cole is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. Recognized for outstanding teaching and research, Professor Cole is a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He held a fellowship at the National Institute of Justice, and received two Fulbright-Hays Program research awards. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut, and has published several other criminal justice titles, including CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA (with Christopher E. Smith); AMERICAN CORRECTIONS (with Todd Clear and Michael Reisig); and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES (with Marc Gertz and Amy Bunger).
Michael D. Reisig is a professor at The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University. Reisig's work has appeared in a variety of journals, including CRIME & DELINQUENCY, CRIMINOLOGY, CRIMINOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY, JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN CRIME & DELINQUENCY, and JUSTICE QUARTERLY.
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