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Welcome to our Corrections publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends

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Corrections: The Essentials

Melissa W. Burek, Steven P. Lab, and Michael E. Buerger

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Mass Incarceration

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Keramet A. Reiter

September 2017

Keynotes in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Part of our Keynotes in Criminology and Criminal Justice series, this text provides an authoritative overview of mass incarceration

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Capital Punishment: Theory and Practice of the Ultimate Penalty

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Virginia Leigh Hatch and Anthony Walsh

November 2015

An engaging, balanced look at the death penalty, with unique chapters on the use of DNA and the human desire to punish

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Correctional Contexts: Contemporary and Classical Readings

Fifth Edition

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Edward Latessa and Alexander Holsinger

October 2015

The best-selling reader in corrections

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A Country Called Prison: Mass Incarceration and the Making of a New Nation

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Mary D. Looman and John D. Carl

July 2015

In A Country Called Prison, Looman and Carl form a foundation of understanding to demonstrate that prison is a culture, not purely an institution made up of fences, building, and policies.

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A Woman Doing Life: Notes from a Prison for Women

Second Edition

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Erin George, Robert Johnson, and Alison B. Martin

December 2014

The only book that tells stories of women in prison from the inside out

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Significant Cases in Corrections

Second Edition

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Craig Hemmens, Barbara Belbot, and Katherine Bennett

January 2013

A flexible text providing summaries and analysis of the key cases in corrections

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Prisons and Prison Life: Costs and Consequences

Second Edition

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Joycelyn M. Pollock

July 2012

A compelling, gritty portrait of life in U.S. prisons

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Life Without Parole: Living and Dying in Prison Today

Fifth Edition

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Victor Hassine

December 2010

"This is the one book every student of criminal justice should read."--Stephen C. Richards, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

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When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

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Joan Petersilia

April 2009

A broad and empirically informed resource, this book explores the critical dimensions of prisoner reentry and offers policy and program solutions.

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The Warehouse Prison: Disposal of the New Dangerous Class

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John Irwin

November 2004

A unique study of the modern prison, this "insider's" perspective on prison life is essential reading for students of corrections and criminal justice.

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A Life for a Life: Life Imprisonment: America's Other Death Penalty

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James A. Paluch

October 2003

A first-person account offering a detailed account of the daily realities of prison life in its mundane essentials, from the culture of the cellblock to the etiquette of the yard and the mess hall.

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Correctional Perspectives: Views from Academics, Practitioners, and Prisoners

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Leanne Fiftal Alarid and Paul F. Cromwell

October 2001

This anthology features twelve contemporary topical areas in corrections--chosen for the unique challenges which each presents to researchers, correctional practitioners, and prisoners.

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Crime and Punishment: Inside Views

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Robert Johnson and Hans Toch

June 1999

A unique, insider's perspective on crime, prisoners, and punishment

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Incarcerating Criminals: Prisons and Jails in Social and Organizational Context

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Timothy J. Flanagan, James W. Marquart, and Kenneth G. Adams

March 1998

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Community Corrections: Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions

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Joan Petersilia

December 1997

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