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This new introductory text gives students and instructors what they need–a comprehensive look at corrections in a readable, engaging format. CORRECTIONS: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION is specifically designed to appeal to different learning styles and hold students’ interest. The text examines how evidence-based practices are used in corrections and how theory is linked to treatment and punishment of offenders, and encourages critical thinking about community corrections, prison life, treatment of offenders, reentry, legal issues, the death penalty, and juveniles in corrections. Corrections is ideal for instructors who want comprehensive yet concise coverage of the basic required topics in a corrections course.
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"Corrections: A Contemporary Introduction" by Leanne F. Alarid and Philip L. Reichel examines the contemporary world of corrections by linking theory and practice, highlighting the importance of policy, and integrating diversity. This exciting new text examines the nature and application of corrections and punishment while providing an overview of criminological, historical, legal, and policy-oriented works. This text discusses the foundations of corrections and how it relates to contemporary correctional issues. Students are encouraged to think critically about the future of corrections, which is valuable whether they are future practitioners or informed consumers. Three major themes guide the text:
Leanne Fiftal Alarid is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas-El Paso. She double majored in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a B.A. in 1989. She worked in Denver as a counselor in a girls group home and as a case manager at an adult halfway house before returning to school to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She was on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 1996-2006, and at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2006-2013. Her research areas are post conviction offender behavior, issues of mentally ill offenders, and correctional policy. She has also partnered with a number of criminal justice agencies as a researcher, consultant, and program evaluator. Alarid has authored more than forty journal articles and book chapters. She has co-authored/co-edited six books and received the Fellow Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2011 for her outstanding contribution to criminal justice education and service.
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