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Corrections: A Critical Approach (3rd Edition) – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: Michael Welch
  • File Size: 4 MB
  • Format: ePub (converted PDF available on request for free)
  • Length: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3rd edition
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FVVI47Y
  • ISBN-10: 0415782090
  • ISBN-13: 9780415782098

Corrections: A Critical Approach, 3rd edition (ePub) confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. This statistic is all the more troubling considering that its correctional population is overrepresented by the poor, Latinos and African-Americans.

Not only throwing crucial light on matters involving social class and race, this etextbook also identifies and examines the key social forces shaping penal practice in the US Рeconomics, politics, morality, and technology. By attending closely to theoretical and historical development, the narrative takes into account both instrumental (goal-oriented) and expressive (cultural) explanations to sharpen our understanding of punishment and the growing reliance on incarceration.
Covering five main areas of inquiry – penal context, penal violence, penal populations, penal process, and penal state – this ebook is essential reading for both graduate and undergraduate students interested in undertaking a critical analysis of penology.

Welch’s Corrections: A Critical Approach 3e PDF is the only textbook to take a critical approach to the field of corrections. This unique and refreshing textbook encourages college students to think analytically about punishment. By establishing a greater social context, corrections is presented against the backdrop of social forces — namely, economic, political, religious, and technological forces that affect the corrections system. All students gain an understanding of the corrections system through the authors critical and issues-oriented presentation of materials. The ebook consistently introduces meaningful, clear, and exciting examples illustrating various issues and concepts.

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