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.

Conclusion: A Review of the Essays

Conclusion: A review of the essays
Lee MichaelJohnson

This final chapter provides an overall review of the essays contained in this book. It highlights major points and issues and comments on the significance of each essay. While this book does not provide comprehensive coverage of specific correctional environments, it does offer a useful sampling from the three general types: incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections. More specifically the essays provide glimpses into working in prisons or prison systems, probation and parole, and juvenile corrections (residential and community). This chapter is organized according to these areas.

Working in Prisons

To begin, in Chapter 7, Professor Chesseman Dial discusses her work overseeing a research program for a state prison system. An administrator in charge ...

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