Turnstile Justice: Issues in American Corrections (2nd Edition)

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Focused on the major issues facing corrections today, this collection of readings analyzes the social context within which current American punishment philosophy and practice take place. Each chapter deals with a major topic, policy, or strategy that is currently generating debate in the correctional field, and varying points of view reflect the diversity of thought on each critical issue. The author of each chapter provides factual information and data on an issue or topic and then invites readers to step back and critically examine the impact of the correctional problem on the system or society. American Corrections in the New Millennium. Societal Change and Its Impact on Corrections. Correctional Philosophies. Prison Violence. The Inmate Subculture in Juvenile Correctional Settings. Health Care for Women Offenders. Jailed Fathers. Correctional Boot Camps. Detention in I.N.S. Jails. Postsecondary Correctional Education. For anyone involved in criminal justice/corrections.

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Turnstile Justice: Issues In American Corrections, 2nd Edition, offers a unique, pragmatic approach to the "sociology of corrections." Each chapter contains factual information, social context, and comprehensive research on today's critical correctional issues.

The work, edited and authored by Dr. Gido, features contributions from a wide variety of scholars and practitioners. The contents range from broad correctional issues like the impact of social change on corrections and contemporary punishment philosophies to specific problems like prison violence in adult and juvenile facilities, jailed fathers, boot camps, and community reactions to prison construction.

As a complement to an introductory text or "stand alone" source for a variety of critical issues courses and seminars, the book presents current topics and policies or strategies that are generating debate in the correctional field.

About the Author:

Ted Alleman was an instructor of sociology and criminal justice at two Pennsylvania State University campuses for 20 years. Drawing on his experience as a systems analyst, he designed a computerized jail management system used in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and authored the text Introduction to Computing in Criminal Justice (1996). Mr. Alleman also taught in several Pennsylvania correctional institutions.

Rosemary L. Gido is associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The former director of research, Office of Program and Policy Analysis, New York State Commission of Correction, she directed the first national prison-based study of HIV/AIDS in the New York State prison system. A teacher at the college or university level for 30 years, her current research interest is a criminological analysis of the Molly Maguires. Dr. Gido is the editor of The Prison Journal.

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