1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Corrections in the United States

Edited By O. Hayden Griffin III, Vanessa H. Woodward Copyright 2018
    540 Pages
    by Routledge

    538 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Corrections in the United States brings together original contributions from leading scholars in criminology and criminal justice that provide an in-depth, state-of-the-art look at the most important topics in corrections. The book discusses the foundations of corrections in the United States, philosophical issues that have guided historical movements in corrections, different types of punishment and supervision, trends in incarceration, issues affecting race, ethnicity, and special populations in corrections, and a variety of other emerging issues.

    This book scrutinizes innovative community programs as well as more traditional sanctions, and exposes the key issues and debates surrounding the correctional process in the United States. Among other important topics, selections address the inherent discrimination within the system, special issues surrounding certain populations, and the utilization of the death penalty as the ultimate punishment. This book serves as an essential reference for academicians and practitioners working in corrections and related agencies, as well as for students taking courses in criminal justice, criminology, and related subjects.

    Section One: Correctional Philosophies

    1: Deterrence and Imprisonment
    Mark C. Stafford

    2: Victim Rights and Retribution
    Maria J. Patterson, Angela R. Gover, and Maren Trochmann

    3: Incapacitation and Sentencing
    Pauline K. Brennan and Julie Garman

    4: Rehabilitation and the Rehabilitative Ideal
    Lior Gideon and Amanda L. Thomas

    5: Restorative Justice
    Chad Posick

    Section Two: Punishment and Correctional Sanctions in the United States

    6: Banishment and Residency Restrictions in the United States
    O. Hayden Griffin III

    7: Economic Sanctions
    R. Barry Ruback

    8: Corporal Punishment
    Graeme R. Newman

    9: Capital Punishment in America
    Gavin Lee and Robert M. Bohm

    10: Jails in America
    Arthur J. Lurigio

    11: Prisons in the United States
    Vanessa H. Woodward and Dylan Pelletier

    12: Women’s Incarceration in the United States: Continuity and Change
    Marilyn M. Brown and Meda Chesney-Lind

    13: Juvenile Corrections in the United States
    O. Hayden Griffin III

    14: A Brief History of Private Prisons in the United States
    Valerie A. Clark

    Section Three: Community Corrections and Alternative Sanctions

    15: Probation in the United States: A Historical and Modern Perspective
    Ryan M. Labrecque

    16: Parole Process and Practice
    Kathryn Morgan

    17: Community Supervision Officers: An Overview and Discussion of Contemporary Issues
    Eric J. Wodahl and Brett Garland

    18: Halfway Houses and House Arrest
    Jason Rydberg and Elias Nader

    19: Day Reporting Centers/Work Release Programs
    Lee Michael Johnson

    20: Boot Camp Prisons in an Era of Evidence-Based Practices
    Faith E. Lutze and Jenny L. Lau

    21: Specialty Courts
    Brittany Hood and Bradley Ray

    Section Four: Issues Affecting Corrections and Punishment

    22: The War on Drugs and American Corrections
    Ojmarrh Mitchell

    23: Mass Incarceration
    Travis Pratt

    24: Religion in Correctional Settings and Faith-Based Programming
    Kent R. Kerley and Lynea Sherwin

    25: Drug Treatment Trends and the Use of Criminal Justice to Address Substance Use Disorder
    Jada N. Hector and David N. Khey

    26: Law of Corrections
    Christopher E. Smith

    27: Evidence-Based Practices in Sentencing and Corrections
    Faye S. Taxman

    28: Race/Ethnicity, Sentencing, and Corrections
    Michael J. Leiber and Maude Beaudry-Cyr

    29: Corrections and Mental Illness
    Susan Jones, Risdon N. Slate, and W. Wesley Johnson

    30: Sex Offenders
    Sean Maddan and Lynn Pazzani

    Section Five: Issues Affecting Incarceration

    31: Correctional Facility Overcrowding
    Benjamin Steiner and Sara Toto

    32: Inmate Code and Prison Culture
    Eileen M. Ahlin, Don Hummer, and Daniela Barberi

    33: When Women are Captive: Women’s Prisons and Culture Within
    L. Susan Williams and Edward L.W. Green

    34: Correctional Healthcare
    Roberto Hugh Potter

    35: Solitary Confinement and Supermax Custody
    Keramet Reiter

    36: The Importance of Prison Visitation in the Era of Mass Incarceration
    Melinda Tasca

    37: Prison Gangs
    David Skarbek and Danilo Freire

    38: Prison Inmate Economy
    Kyle A. Burgason

    39: Sexuality in Correctional Facilities
    Richard Tewksbury and John C. Navarro

    40: Examining the World of Correctional Officers
    Robert M. Worley and Vidisha Barua Worley

    Section Six: Effects of Corrections and Post-Sanction Issues

    41: The Effects of Corrections on Communities and Families
    Bridget Brew, Alyssa Goldman, and Christopher Wildeman

    42: Sex Offender Civil Commitment
    Georgia M. Winters and Elizabeth L. Jeglic

    43: Felon Disenfranchisement
    C. Cory Lowe and Bryan Lee Miller

    44: Reentry in the United States: A Review
    Holly Ventura Miller

    45: Offender Recidivism
    Kevin A. Wright and Natasha Khade





    O. Hayden Griffin III, Ph.D., J.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    Vanessa H. Woodward, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of West Georgia.

    This is a well-curated collection of essays for anyone interested in punishment, experts and non-experts alike, and it comes at an important time. As researchers, practitioners, and policymakers continue to question the current ways of "doing" punishment and to contemplate what must change, this book covers a gamut of pressing concerns that should inform our deliberations. This is a must-read volume for anyone interested in corrections theory, research, and policy, but with an eye on the big picture. --Joshua Cochran, University of Cincinnati

    This volume has much to offer both corrections scholars and professionals in the field, especially those comimitted to evidence-based practices. Not only do the essays cover a wide range of important topics, but they are also written by established researchers and rising young stars. --Michael Reisig, Arizona State University