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.

Working in Corrections and Teaching about the Field: A Short-Term Insider's Perspective

Working in Corrections and Teaching about the Field: A Short-Term Insider's Perspective

Working in corrections and teaching about the field: A short-term insider's perspective
N. PrabhaUnnithan

Editor's Introduction: Professor Unnithan worked briefly as a planning specialist for a state correctional system. He believes that his stint in corrections gives him a unique “short-term insider's perspective.” Brief insiders gain more direct experience working in specific environments than do “outsiders” but may not have been employed in them long enough to become absorbed into the workplace culture as “true insiders,” who may be less inclined to think critically about the organization. He draws from his experiences in generating and providing information to be used for solving problems and making changes in correctional agencies. Unnithan applies principles derived from ...

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