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The Resource Correctional theory : context and consequences, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson

Correctional theory : context and consequences, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson

Label
Correctional theory : context and consequences
Title
Correctional theory
Title remainder
context and consequences
Statement of responsibility
Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This accessible book identifies and evaluates the major competing theories used to guide the goals, policies, and practices of the correctional system. The authors demonstrate that changes in theories can legitimize changing ways of treating and punishing offenders, and they help readers understand how changes in the social and political context of U.S. society influence correctional theory and policy. Designed to motivate readers to become sophisticated consumers of correctional information, the book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based information to guide decisions rather than relying on nonscientific commonsense or ideology-based beliefs
  • -Three underlying themes (theories matter, context matters, and evidence matters) are used throughout the book to examine the correctional system's goals, policies, and practices-now and in the future
  • -The authors explore alternative visions of corrections that differ from the punitive orientation of the past 20 years, especially the theory of rehabilitation
  • -Readers are encouraged to become evidence-based thinkers and to develop their own theory of corrections to guide them as citizens, policymakers, and practitioners
  • -The book's final chapter examines possible future imporvements in correctional policies and practices. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cullen, Francis T
Dewey number
364.601
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8665
LC item number
.C85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jonson, Cheryl Lero
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corrections
  • Corrections
  • Corrections
  • Corrections
Label
Correctional theory : context and consequences, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Correctional theory in crisis : America's changing context -- Just deserts : doing justice or getting tough? -- Deterrence : scaring offenders straight -- Incapacitation : locking up the wicked -- Restorative justice : reintegrative shaming -- Rehabilitation : what works to change offenders -- Early intervention : saving children from a life in crime -- Four correctional lessons : choosing our future
Control code
695683674
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781412981804
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010053716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)695683674
Label
Correctional theory : context and consequences, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Correctional theory in crisis : America's changing context -- Just deserts : doing justice or getting tough? -- Deterrence : scaring offenders straight -- Incapacitation : locking up the wicked -- Restorative justice : reintegrative shaming -- Rehabilitation : what works to change offenders -- Early intervention : saving children from a life in crime -- Four correctional lessons : choosing our future
Control code
695683674
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781412981804
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010053716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)695683674

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