Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice (3e) : 9780133770766

Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice (3e)

 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780133770766
ISBN 10
 
0133770761
Published
 
24/02/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
464
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$223.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in Correctional Administration.

 

A practical introduction to the theory, practice, and challenges of correctional administration.

Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice provides students with a practical understanding of correctional operations. Touching briefly on the history and background of corrections, its focus lies in teaching students the purpose and practice of working in a corrections facility, along with the challenges that face its staff and administrators. Case studies, career information, and real situational examples give students a practical understanding they can take with them to a future career.

 

The 3rd Edition provides students with updated information on the various elements and challenges of the job. Recent data regarding correctional populations and costs and research findings that impact correctional policy give students valid insight into how the correctional system functions.

Table of contents
  • PART 1:  CORRECTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
  • 1.  Correctional Administration: Past to Present
  • 2.  Theories of Leadership and Management
  • 3.  Leadership and Management of Corrections
  • 4.  Setting the Tone: Vision, Mission, and Strategic Planning
  • PART 2:  MANAGING CORRECTIONAL STAFF
  • 5.  The Role of Staff in Corrections
  • 6.  Human Resource Management for Corrections
  • 7.  Staff Organization and Functions
  • 8.  Supervising and Empowering Employees
  • PART 3:  MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT
  • 9.  Fiscal Management and the Challenge of Cost Containment
  • 10.  Managing Risk through Offender Classification
  • 11.  Managing the External Environment
  • PART 4:  MANAGING PRISONS
  • 12.  Managing Security in Prisons
  • 13.  Managing Programs in Prisons
  • 14.  Managing Basic Services in Prisons
  • PART 5:  ISSUES FOR NOW AND THE FUTURE
  • 15.  Critical Issues for Correctional Administration
  • 16. The Future of Correctional Administration
New to this edition

Provides students with state-of-the-art information on correctional facility operation and the issues faced by policy-makers and practitioners.

  • Recent data on correctional populations and policy research give students up-to-date insights on the system.
  • Recent updates in sentencing policy reform examines state by state incarceration rates and address the policy decisions behind them. The material also touches on the impact of recent efforts to reduce costs on correctional facilities.
  • References to current court cases that affect practices have been updated throughout the text, most notably in Chapter 15 on inmate rights and the death penalty.
  • The impact of budgets on correctional policy is addressed with more recent information, activities, and implications, as it continues to have a major impact.
  • Coverage of death penalty drugs and the difficulty facilities face in following protocol for administering the death penalty.
  • Information on the supermax prison and administrative segregation.
  • Information on recent controversies and issues regarding the operation of private prisons.
  • Information on treatment program effectiveness on reducing relapse.
  • Chapter 8 has a new section describing the redistribution of policy and resources to move juvenile offenders to residential community supervision.
  • Chapter 10 discusses new issues regarding the challenge of recruiting and retaining correctional staff.
  • Chapter 13 includes a new section on improving prison security through staff communications and interactions with inmates.
  • Chapter 16 includes new information on the state of correctional budgets, changes in prison and jail populations, and the softening role of politics’ “tough on crime” attitude.
  • Modern Correctional Policy Development is addressed in each chapter.
Features & benefits

Correctional Administration: Integrating Theory and Practice provides the following features for students:

 

Practical approaches for correctional officers to use on the job

  • The text centers around the theory behind the correctional system and real challenges correctional officers face on the job to prepare students for the realities of the field.
  • A Look Into boxes present case studies that offer students insight into real issues faced by correctional facility staff members.
  • Your Career In Corrections features in each chapter demonstrate different jobs students can follow in their corrections career with information on type of jobs available, what they do, job requirements, and possible pay and work conditions.
  • You Make the Decision features at the end of every chapter presents students with real situations they may encounter in the field, such as making a decision about probation.   
  • An Interview With features demonstrate personal accounts of correctional officers, administrators, and inmates to give real life insight into the field.

 

UPDATED! Provides students with state-of-the-art information on correctional facility operation and the issues faced by policy-makers and practitioners.

  • Recent data on correctional populations and policy research give students up-to-date insights on the system.
  • NEW! Recent updates in sentencing policy reform examines state by state incarceration rates and address the policy decisions behind them. The material also touches on the impact of recent efforts to reduce costs on correctional facilities.
  • UPDATED! References to current court cases that affect practices have been updated throughout the text, most notably in Chapter 15 on inmate rights and the death penalty.
  • UPDATED! The impact of budgets on correctional policy is addressed with more recent information, activities, and implications, as it continues to have a major impact.
  • NEW! Coverage of death penalty drugs and the difficulty facilities face in following protocol for administering the death penalty.
  • UPDATED! Information on the supermax prison and administrative segregation.
  • NEW! Information on recent controversies and issues regarding the operation of private prisons.
  • NEW! Information on treatment program effectiveness on reducing relapse.
  • NEW! Chapter 8 has a new section describing the redistribution of policy and resources to move juvenile offenders to residential community supervision.
  • NEW! Chapter 10 discusses new issues regarding the challenge of recruiting and retaining correctional staff.
  • NEW! Chapter 13 includes a new section on improving prison security through staff communications and interactions with inmates.
  • UPDATED! Chapter 16 includes new information on the state of correctional budgets, changes in prison and jail populations, and the softening role of politics’ “tough on crime” attitude.
  • Modern Correctional Policy Development is addressed in each chapter.
Author biography

Richard P. Seiter is a career correctional professional, having worked in prisons and for correctional agencies for more than thirty years. Following receipt of his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Ohio State University (OSU), he began a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP and worked in four federal prisons (was warden of two). He was also Director of the BOP Staff Training Center in Denver, Colorado, and was the first Chief of the NIC National Academy of Corrections. He also served as both Assistant Director for Industries, Education, and Training and Chief Operating Officer of Federal Prison Industries, with sales of over $400 million per year of prison-made products.

 

Dr. Seiter was Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for almost six years. In this position, he was responsible for all Ohio prisons, the parole board and parole supervision, and many community correctional programs. He managed an annual budget of $400 million and a staff of 8,000, and he oversaw the construction of more than 10,000 prison beds at a cost of $500 million. After retiring from the BOP, he became Professor and Director of Criminal Justice at Saint Louis University (SLU). During this time, he wrote two textbooks, published several articles, and expanded the program and course offerings at SLU. From 2005 until 2011, he was Executive Vice President of Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison company in the United States. In this position, Dr. Seiter oversaw the operation of the sixth largest prison system in the country, with 63 prisons, 17,000 staff members, and 75,000 inmates.