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Corrections The Essentials Third Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1544324661

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  • 464 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; Third edition (February 6, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1544324669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1544324661

 

Corrections: The Essentials, Third Edition is a comprehensive, yet compact version of the typical corrections text. Authors Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh address the most important topics in corrections in a briefer, full-color format, offered at a lower cost. It includes the usual topics typically found in corrections textbooks, but has a unique perspective with greater coverage on three key topics: the history and development of correctional institutions, ethics and diversity. The book also offers unique special feature boxes, allowing students and instructors the opportunity to focus on key perspectives to broaden the book′s coverage. The book’s brevity makes it an excellent core textbook that can easily be supplemented with additional reading materials.

Review

“This is a great overview of the field of corrections. Focuses on the major schools of thought and provides a background for why the correction system is the way it is today.”
— Dr. Karin J. Storm

“I thought this text was pretty well laid out and executed. I really enjoyed all the various boxes in the chapters that helped to break it up some and keep it interesting. I like the instructor resources and those are always incredibly helpful.”
— Erin Graybill Ellis, M.A.

“Stohr & Walsh is a solid corrections text. The Essentials version of the text provides concise coverage of a broad range of topics relevant in Corrections courses and provides a number of pedagogical enhancements that augment the information provided in the text. The diverse topical coverage makes the text appropriate for a number of corrections courses and allows the professor to customize the student experience to fit their course needs.”
— Michael S. Caudy, Ph.D.

About the Author

Mary K. Stohr is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. She received a PhD (1990) in political science, with specializations in criminal justice and public administration, from Washington State University. Many moons ago, and before she earned her graduate degrees, she worked as a correctional officer and then as a counselor in an adult male prison in Washington State. Professor Stohr has published over 80 academic works in the areas of correctional organizations and operation, correctional personnel, inmate needs and assessment, program evaluation, gender, and victimization. Her books, with others, include The American Prison (with Cullen and Jonson); Corrections: The Essentials (with Walsh); Correctional Assessment, Casework and Counseling (with Walsh); Corrections: A Text Reader (with Walsh and Hemmens); Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice Centered Organizations (with Collins); and The Prison Experience (with Hemmens). She is the Executive Director of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, received the Founders Award from ACJS in 2009, and is a Co-Founder of the Corrections Section of ACJS.

Anthony Walsh is a Professor of Criminology at Boise State University. He received his PhD from Bowling Green State University at the ripe old age of 43. He has field experience in law enforcement and corrections. He is the author of over 150 journal articles/book chapters and 34 books, including Biology and Criminology (Routledge, 2009), Feminist Criminology Through a Biosocial Lens (Carolina Academic Press, 2011), Law, Justice, and Society (with Craig Hemmens, Oxford University Press, 2011), Correctional Assessment, Casework, and Counseling (with Mary K. Stohr, American Correctional Association, 2011), The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior: Gene-Brain-Culture Interaction (with Jon Bolen, Ashgate, 2012), Corrections: The Essentials (with Mary K. Stohr, SAGE, 2012), The Science Wars: The Politics of Gender and Race (Transaction, 2013), Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions (Anderson/Elsevier, 2014), Biosociology: Bridging the Biology-Sociology Divide (Transaction, 2014), and Criminology: The Essentials (Sage, 2015). His interests include the biosocial criminology, statistics, and criminal justice assessment and counseling.

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