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Written by scholars who have practical experience in corrections, the readable essays in this one-of-a-kind collection draw on real-world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and demonstrate approaches to corrections practice. Spanning the three general types of correctional environments—incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections—the essays discuss working in prisons or prison systems, juvenile residential and community corrections, and probation and parole.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Connecting Academics and Practice in Corrections
Introduction: Connecting Academics and Practice in Corrections
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 ...