Corrections, 3rd Edition

Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America

Corrections, 3rd Edition,John Whitehead,Kimberly Dodson,Bradley Edwards,ISBN9781437734928

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A fresh, concise, comprehensive introduction to corrections, with an emphasis on ethical issues and evidence-based policies

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Key Features

    • Increased emphasis on evidence-based decisionmaking in corrections
    • New author team, new title, and more engaging and reader-friendly content
    • Highly visual full-color interior at a very affordable price point
    • A completely new chapter brings together all aspects of correctional administration


    Corrections: Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America, Third Edition, provides an introduction to the field of corrections. It examines the current state of American corrections; the directions being taken by corrections; and trends, such as the emphasis on punishment. Beginning with an overview of recent trends in corrections, the book’s 13 chapters discuss the history of American corrections; corrections and the courts; community corrections; restorative community justice; jails; prisons and prison life; and correctional administrators and personnel. There is also a discussion of special populations in prison; women offenders and correctional workers; juvenile corrections; the death penalty in America; and the future of corrections. Each chapter includes learning objectives, key terms, and an “Ethics Focus” exercise. The present edition also features updated statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Corrections, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. There are also photos of jails and prisons across the United States, and tables and graphs of crime trends and incarceration rates across the country. In addition, the book offers historical cases that have shaped prison reform and the most recent Supreme Court decisions affecting prisoners and prison administration.


    Students in the criminal justice field.

    John Whitehead


    John T. Whitehead is a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University. He completed his M.A. at the University of Notre Dame and earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from SUNY-Albany. He teaches courses in corrections, criminal justice ethics, and the death penalty.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    East Tennessee State University

    Kimberly Dodson

    Kimberly D. Dodson is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in corrections, diversity, and ethics in criminal justice. Her research interests include using evidence-based assessments to evaluate correctional programs and policies,the effectiveness of rehabilitation and treatment for minorities, and promoting thoughtful pedagogical practices in criminal justice. Dodson also is the creator and author of "The Big House Blog" located at:

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Western Illinois University, Quad Cities

    Bradley Edwards

    Bradley D. Edwards teaches various courses at East Tennessee State University, including corrections, criminology, criminal law, research methods, and policy and criminal research. He completed his B.S. and M.A. at East Tennessee State University.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA

    Corrections, 3rd Edition

    1. Understanding Corrections: Where Are We?

    2. The History of American Corrections: Where Did We Come From?

    3. Corrections and the Courts

    4. Community Corrections

    5. Restorative Community Justice

    6. Jails

    7. Prisons and Prison Life

    8. Correctional Administrators and Personnel

    9. Special Populations in Prison

    10. Women Offenders and Correctional Workers

    12. The Death Penalty in America

    13. The Future of Corrections

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