Essentials of Corrections by G. Larry Mays

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The fifth edition of this leading “essentials” textbook on corrections has been fully revised and updated to include new international comparative data, and a fresh chapter on prison inmates with special needs. Unrivalled in scope, it offers undergraduates a concise but comprehensive introduction to the subject.

Includes textual materials and assignments formulated to encourage students’ critical thinking skills Chapters feature text boxes on key points of correctional theory and on international correctional practice Presented in full color throughout — including extensive photos and graphics Includes stand-alone chapters on careers in corrections, gender and ethnicity issues, and likely future developments in corrections Features invaluable historical context on the evolution of correctional theory and practice Offers a new, comprehensive online Student Study Guide and thoroughly updated and expanded ancillary materials

About G. Larry Mays

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G. Larry Mays is Regents Professor Emeritus at New Mexico State University, USA. He has published more than 100 journal articles, practitioner texts, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. The author of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (Wiley, 1987), his recent publications include American Courts and the Judicial Process (2012), and Do the Crime, Do the Time (2012). Professor Mays has received numerous accolades, including the Carnegie Foundation’s Professor of the Year award for the state of New Mexico, and is a life member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and a member of the American Society of Criminology. L. Thomas Winfree, Jr. is Visiting Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, USA, and formerly Professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University, USA. A sociologist with four decades of experience researching and writing about correctional institutions, probation and parole, juvenile justice, and criminological theory, Professor Winfree is author or co-author of more than 120 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as four textbooks in many editions. His publications include Crime and Justice: An Introduction (1992), Understanding Crime: Essentials of Criminological Theory (third edition, 2010), and Juvenile Justice (fourth edition, 2012). He is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Published November 19, 2013 by Wiley-Blackwell. 464 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction