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Correctional theory : context and consequences

Author: Francis T Cullen; Cheryl Lero Jonson
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This accessible book identifies and evaluates the major competing theories used to guide the goals, policies, and practices of the correctional system. The authors demonstrate that changes in theories can legitimize changing ways of treating and punishing offenders, and they help readers understand how changes in the social and political context of U.S. society influence correctional theory and policy. Designed to

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis T Cullen; Cheryl Lero Jonson
ISBN: 9781412981798 1412981794 9781412981804 1412981808
OCLC Number: 695683674
Description: xiii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Correctional theory in crisis : America's changing context --
Just deserts : doing justice or getting tough? --
Deterrence : scaring offenders straight --
Incapacitation : locking up the wicked --
Restorative justice : reintegrative shaming --
Rehabilitation : what works to change offenders --
Early intervention : saving children from a life in crime --
Four correctional lessons : choosing our future.
Responsibility: Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson.


Informed by three underlying themes - theories matter, context matters, and evidence matters - this ground-breaking book examines a variety of theoretical orientations applied to past and current  Read more...


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