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.

Learning Corrections: Linking Experience and Research

Learning Corrections: Linking Experience and Research

Learning corrections: Linking experience and research
Lucien X.Lombardo

Editor's Introduction: Professor Lombardo taught prisoners at New York's historically significant Auburn Prison. Working from 1969 to 1977, he experienced the “pendulum swing” from an emphasis on rehabilitation to punishment during the 1970s. He makes important connections between his experiences and scholarship while offering insights to today's generation of corrections workers, who are also experiencing major social changes. Lombardo found it difficult to educate prisoners against institutional pressure to adopt security as the primary purpose of his position. He believes that a dominant way of thinking among correctional authorities stands in the way of solving important problems. Lombardo recommends using new perspectives in corrections, including those from academia, that maintain human beings as ...

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