American Corrections 12th Edition PDF is a detailed account of the American corrections system, from the historical roots of prisons and punishment to contemporary debates over solitary confinement and incarceration. It examines the causes of high rates of incarceration, what happens to prisoners and society after release, and the juvenile justice system. It also looks at the history of prison reformers from Quakers to activists, including those who advocate for alternatives to incarceration.
About the Author
Dr. Todd R. Clear is a university professor of criminal law at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. He is currently involved in studies examining the effects of incarceration, the criminological implications of “place” and the concept of “community justice.” A prolific author, Dr. Clear has written on topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions and sentencing policy. He has served as president of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Dr. Clear has served as a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in more than 40 states and five nations. In addition, his work has been recognized with prestigious awards from the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, and the International Community Corrections Association. Dr. Clear has written 13 books addressing various aspects of the justice system, including three books on community justice and a book on mass incarceration.
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 012 edition
Publication date: January 1, 2018
Page length: 624 pages
The 12th Edition of American Corrections provides a comprehensive overview for students and teachers in criminal justice courses as well as for professionals interested in understanding the issues surrounding corrections today. The author seeks to answer such questions as: What does America owe those who commit crimes? What punishments can society impose without destroying its own values? And what price do we pay for “doing justice” or living with our own history? The opinions expressed in this book are personal and not institutional positions.