In this second edition of their well-recieved introductory text, the authors offer the idea of the "corrections system" in order to enhance understanding of the complexity and variety of corrections. Students become aware that there are not just prisons, but a wide variety of programs and methods to deal with offenders. The authors consistently include contributions from several disciplines (such as history, political science, psychology, sociology, and law) in a clear and straightforward manner. This book should be of interest to 1st year undergraduate courses in criminology and American politics.
Politics-Social-Sciences, Social-Sciences, Criminology,