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Corrections in America: An Introduction

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The 12th edition of Corrections in America has been the premier text for introductory corrections in the last third of a century. It is the longest continuously published work on corrections in the nation. Its clarity and well-designed learning features continue to make it a favorite of instructors and students alike. Some of the key features include:

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Hardcover, 12th Edition, 448 pages
Published July 19th 2009 by Prentice Hall (first published 1978)
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Fox
Mar 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the few textbooks I can honestly say I would enjoy reading for pleasure. The information is well laid-out and fascinating for those with an interest.
Kat
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read the 12th edition. I usually don't give two-star reviews, so I wanted to explain. (I typically don't finish any book that is feeling like one or two stars after 3-4 chapters, and it doesn't seem fair to rate a book I don't finish -- but I'm doing the 52 book challenge this year so I decided to push through this time).

This seemed like a decent primer on the correctional system in America, with a decent Eurocentric history of corrections. But the authors' own agenda was pretty evident at tim
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Colleen
Corrections isn't much of a topic of interest to me, but I needed another criminal justice course to complete my minor, and nothing else relevant to forensics was being offered besides the hair & fiber analysis class I also enrolled in.

Anyway, even though this isn't really my thing, it wasn't a tedious book to get through. It's a good overview of different aspects of correctional institutions in the US and the different segments of the inmate population.

If you're interested in corrections, c
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