Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World, Volume Two, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Trends in Corrections

Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World, Volume Two, 1st Edition

Edited by Martha Henderson Hurley, Dilip K. Das

CRC Press

310 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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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.

Reviews

" … a resource of immense value to academic analysts of policing philosophies, leadership, contemporary change and likely futures, as well as to policy-makers and practitioners who wish to have a sense of where the leaders in their field have come from and are going."

—Robert Reiner, London School of Economics, Professor Emeritus

Table of Contents

Europe

Philippe Pottier, Director of the National School of Prisons Administration (ENAP), France; Interviewed by Pascal Déscarpes

Michael Donnellan, Director General, The Irish Prison Service, Republic of Ireland; Interviewed by Deidre Healy

Jaroslav Jánoš, Prison Governor, The Corps of Prison and Court Guard, The Slovak Republic; Interviewed by Pavol Kopinec

Dušan Valentinčič, Director General of the Slovenian Prison Administration, Republic of Slovenia; Interviewed by Gorazd Meško

Ramon Parés, Former Director of the Catalan Prison System, Catalonia, Spain; Interviewed by José Cid and María Contreras

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; Interviewed by Natalia Delgrande and Claudia Campistol

Sue McAllister, Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, United Kingdom; Interviewed by Dominic Kelly

North America

General Eduardo Enrique Gomez García, Head of Independent Office of Social Prevention and Rehabilitation (OADPRS), Mexico; Interviewed by Brian Norris

Keith Deville, Warden of Richwood Correctional Center, Louisiana, United States; Interviewed by Robert Hanser

Gary Maynard, Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Maryland, United States; Interviewed by Jacqueline Rhoden -Trader

Asia

Soh Wai Wah, Commissioner of Prisons, Singapore; Interviewed by Susan Sim

Ayuth Sintoppant, Warden, Thonburi Remand Prison in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand Ministry of Justice, Thailand;

Interviewed by Attapol Kuanliang and Srisombat Chokprajakchat

Conclusion

References

About the Editors

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

About the Series

Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Prisons

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM053000
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science