Turnstile Justice: Issues in American Corrections

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For courses in Introduction to Corrections/Correctional Issues.

Offering a unique, pragmatic approach to the “sociology of corrections,” this text provides the background necessary for a critical examination of the major issues facing corrections today. Each chapter deals with a major topic, policy, or strategy that is currently generating debate in the correctional field, and varying points of view reflect the diversity of thought on each critical issue.

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Ted Alleman was an instructor of sociology and criminal justice at two Pennsylvania State University campuses for 20 years. Drawing on his experience as a systems analyst, he designed a computerized jail management system used in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and authored the text Introduction to Computing in Criminal Justice (1996). Mr. Alleman also taught in several Pennsylvania correctional institutions.

Rosemary L. Gido is associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The former director of research, Office of Program and Policy Analysis, New York State Commission of Correction, she directed the first national prison-based study of HIV/AIDS in the New York State prison system. A teacher at the college or university level for 30 years, her current research interest is a criminological analysis of the Molly Maguires. Dr. Gido is the editor of The Prison Journal.

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Turnstile Justice: Issues In American Corrections, 2nd Edition, offers a unique, pragmatic approach to the "sociology of corrections." Each chapter contains factual information, social context, and comprehensive research on today's critical correctional issues.

The work, edited and authored by Dr. Gido, features contributions from a wide variety of scholars and practitioners. The contents range from broad correctional issues like the impact of social change on corrections and contemporary punishment philosophies to specific problems like prison violence in adult and juvenile facilities, jailed fathers, boot camps, and community reactions to prison construction.

As a complement to an introductory text or "stand alone" source for a variety of critical issues courses and seminars, the book presents current topics and policies or strategies that are generating debate in the correctional field.

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