1st Edition

Trends in Corrections Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World, Volume Two

Edited By Martha Henderson Hurley, Dilip K. Das Copyright 2015
    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The first volume of the Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World series introduced readers to the great diversity that exists cross-culturally in the political, social, and economic context of the correctional system. Presenting transcribed interviews of corrections leaders, it offered a comprehensive survey of correctional programming and management styles used across nations. The general conclusion drawn from the inaugural publication was that the correctional leaders interviewed exhibited striking similarities despite vast differences in the social and political climates in which they worked. They all appeared to struggle with some of the same issues.

    With a fresh set of interviews exploring further cross-cultural differences and similarities, Volume Two extends the reach to several new countries, including Slovenia, Slovakia, Northern Ireland, Switzerland, and France. The interviews are conducted by scholars or practitioners with intimate knowledge of correctional practice and who are familiar with the correctional system in the country of the interviewees. They expand the knowledge base by asking correction leaders specifically about the impact of the economic downturn on corrections in each country, the changes in correctional practice they’ve experienced, and how they think about and evaluate trends and developments.

    This revealing series affords correctional leaders an unprecedented opportunity to express their views on current practices and the future of corrections in their countries, facilitating the development of solutions to corrections challenges worldwide.

    This book is a volume in the Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts and Corrections series.

    Europe. Philippe Pottier, Director of the National School of Prisons Administration (ENAP), France. Michael Donnellan, Director General, The Irish Prison Service, Republic of Ireland. Jaroslav Jánoš, Prison Governor, The Corps of Prison and Court Guard, The Slovak Republic. Dušan Valentinčič, Director General of the Slovenian Prison Administration, Republic of Slovenia. Ramon Parés, Former Director of the Catalan Prison System, Catalonia, Spain. Walter Troxler, Head of the Unit for the Execution of Sentences and Measures (UESM) at the Federal Department of Justice and Police of the Federal Office of Justice, Switzerland. Sue McAllister, Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, United Kingdom. North America. General Eduardo Enrique Gomez García, Head of Independent Office of Social Prevention and Rehabilitation (OADPRS), Mexico. Keith Deville, Warden of Richwood Correctional Center, Louisiana, United States of America. Gary Maynard, Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Maryland, United States. Asia. Soh Wai Wah, Commissioner of Prisons, Singapore. Ayuth Sintoppant, Warden, Thonburi Remand Prison in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand Ministry of Justice, Thailand. Conclusion. References.


    Martha Henderson Hurley is department head and professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Texas A&M University-Commerce (USA). Specific areas of research and teaching experience include criminal justice ethics, risk assessment and classification, analysis of performance measures, organizational change, prisoner reentry, special populations, and implementation of evidence-based practices in corrections. She has also worked as a senior researcher for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and served as a research analyst and facilitator of group sessions in a community-based juvenile program.

    Dilip K. Das has years of experience in police practice, research, writing, and education. Dr. Das is a professor of criminal justice, a former police chief, and a human rights consultant to the United Nations. He is the founding president of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), where he manages the affairs of the organization in cooperation with an appointed group of police practitioners, academia members, and individuals from around the world. Dr. Das is also the founding editor of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than 30 books and numerous articles and has received several faculty excellence awards

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    —Robert Reiner, London School of Economics, Professor Emeritus