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Offering a practical approach, this text introduces students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections while equipping them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its three-pronged approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, including professionalism, policy issues, and society's avowed goals for the correctional enterprise; a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, including the everyday operations of correctional agencies, prisons, jails, and the procedures of parole and probation; and the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field. The text's central theme throughout is professionalism in corrections. "Corrections professionalism has garnered support from policy-makers and is winning respect among the public. It serves as this textbook's organizing principle." (from the Preface)The Third Edition has been extensively updated, revised, and reorganized and now features enhanced coverage of the goals of punishment, restorative and retributive justice, the impact of terrorism on facility management, prison and sentencing reform, professional credentialing, capital punishment, and much more.
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Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He also serves as director of the Justice Research Association, a private consulting firm and think tank focusing on issues of crime and justice.
Dr. Schmalleger holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and both a master’s and a doctorate in sociology from The Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, serving for many years as a tenured full professor. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. As an adjunct professor with Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Schmalleger helped develop a graduate program in security management and loss prevention that is currently offered on U.S. military bases around the world. He taught courses in that curriculum for more than a decade, focusing primarily on computer and information security. Dr. Schmalleger has also taught in the New School for Social Research’s on-line graduate program, helping to build the world’s first electronic classrooms for criminal justice distance learning. Dr. Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and many books, including Criminal Justice Today (Prentice Hall, 2005); Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (Prentice Hall, 2004), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2004); and Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2002). He is founding editor of the journal The Justice Professional and has served as imprint advisor for Greenwood Publishing Group’s criminal justice reference series.
Dr. Schmalleger is also the creator of a number of award-winning web sites (including cybrary.info and crimenews.info), and founder and codirector of the Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium (cjdlc.org), a project of the Justice Research Association.
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