Corrections in America: An Introduction

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For junior/senior-level courses in Introduction to Corrections, Institutional Corrections, Community Based Corrections, Social Control, Crime and Punishment, and Criminology.

Contemporary in look and feel, this leading text in corrections for over the past quarter of a century continues to explore the cutting edge of the field. It focuses on how today's correctional subsystems function within the larger criminal justice system, and introduces students to the vast field of corrections and its impact on contemporary society. Addressing more topics in more detail than other texts of its kind, it covers everything from historical precedents to the very latest programs and practices—carefully balancing current and past research, grand and applied theory, and practical and predictive examples and issues. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite with students, and its superior organization and pedagogical tools makes it easy for instructors to adapt to any type of course.

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About the Author:

HARRY E. ALLEN is Professor Emeritus in the Administration of Justice Department at San Jose State University, since 1997. Before joining San Jose State University in 1978, he served as Director of the Program for the Study of Crime and Delinquency at the Ohio State University. Previously, he served as Executive Secretary of the Governor's Task Force on Corrections for the State of Ohio, after teaching at Florida State University in the Department of Criminology and Corrections.

Professor Allen is the author or co-author of numerous articles, chapters in books, essays, and textbooks, to include 9 editions of Corrections in America with Clifford E. Simonsen; Corrections in the Community, with Edward Latessa. He has been very active in professional associations and has been the only criminologist to serve as president of both the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He received the Herbert Bloch Award for service to the American Society of Criminology and the Founder's Award for contributions to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is a Fellow in both the Western and the American Societies of Criminology. He currently writes and is enrolled in a degree program at the Pacific School of Religion.

CLIFFORD E. SIMONSEN. Dr. Simonsen has had broad experience in correctional and security management (military and civilian), from jails to prisons and retail loss prevention, to premises, to hospitals, and even nuclear weapons sites. He has Bachelors in Law Enforcement and Corrections from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a Masters in Criminology/Corrections from Florida State University, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Administration from the Ohio State University with an emphasis in correctional administration. He was awarded the CPP (Certified Protection Professional) by the Professional Certification Board of the American Society for Industrial Security. Dr. Simonsen commanded Criminal Investigation Detachments and conducted oversight of correctional facilities in Europe and Asia. A graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (National Security), and the Army War College, he retired as a Colonel from the US Army Military Police.

Dr. Simonsen has managed major high-security jails and correctional facilities that required constant monitoring of security systems and dealing with criminal and deviant behavior. He has authored or co-authored several textbooks on crime and criminal justice, to include: 9 editions of Corrections In America, with Harry Allen; Private Security in America: an Introduction, Juvenile Justice in America and Terrirism Today, with Jeremy Spindlove, for Prentice Hall. As the President of Criminology Consultants International, his consulting firm, he has testified (defense and plaintiff) as an expert witness in many cases involving negligent security and security operational issues and torts in correctional agencies and facilities. He has taught at several universities and is presently an adjunct at City University in Renton, Washington.

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Corrections in America has been the leading text in the criminal justice field for over the past quarter of a century. With this new edition, the authors have maintained the integrity of the past eight editions while giving this classic book a contemporary look and feel.
Corrections in America, 9th edition boasts of all new four-color graphics and photos that enhance the text's readability. This text has been completely updated and revised based on comments and suggestions from both instructors and students. These efforts have resulted in the best and most user-friendly introductory corrections text on the market.

Practitioners, researchers, academics, and even the interested layperson will gain a clearer understanding of corrections from this comprehensive text. Some of the new features include:

  • Correctional Briefs describe new issues as they pertain to the text material
  • Correctional Bytes expand upon key terms and related issues
  • Correctional Profiles highlight key figures in the field of corrections
  • Correctional Champions introduce some of the best professionals in the field of corrections

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