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Lee Michael Johnson

In: Experiencing Corrections: From Practitioner to Professor

Chapter 1: Introduction: Connecting Academics and Practice in Corrections

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Introduction: Connecting Academics and Practice in Corrections
Introduction: Connecting academics and practice in corrections
Lee MichaelJohnson

The essays to follow are written by professors with practical experience in corrections. Each essay contains the author's valuable and insightful reflections on their efforts to achieve important objectives while employed in the field. Like academia, the workplace is an environment in which important knowledge is produced and disseminated. The advantage of drawing from academic scholars with practical experience in corrections is that they can combine “real world” and academic knowledge and show the relevance between the two. The authors use their real world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and to demonstrate approaches to practice. In retrospectively applying their theories and perspectives to corrections, the authors contribute to the ...

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