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 – economics, 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.