Corrections: A Concise Introduction by James F. Quinn
399 pages, $48.95 list
Instructor’s Manual available
A Concise Introduction
Second Edition
The Second Edition of this outstanding text continues to offer an uncluttered, authoritative synthesis of the key elements of the correctional system. Thoroughly updated and extensively illustrated with charts, graphs, and photographs, this book is remarkably student-friendly—including its extremely reasonable price. Its manageable length, flexible organization, thoughtful analysis, and boxed features to stimulate critical thinking about policies and procedures make it a popular choice for classroom use. Accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual on CD with PowerPoint presentations, the Second Edition is an ideal instructional tool.
“The text is concise, yet it covers relevant topics and ideas, and I like the paperback/general style of the text.” — Carol Thompson, Texas Christian University

“I have used this text three times. It is an affordable, concise text that students seem to like. — David Licate, University of Akron

“This is an excellent textbook. I have used the first edition for several semesters. The book is economical for students and is the most straightforward corrections textbook that I have used.” — Larry Waller, Gordon College

“I have adopted this text! I like the way it covers the entire scope of corrections—concisely. Good price, too.” — Catherine Montsinger, Johnson C. Smith University

“Well-written, reasonably priced, contains the information necessary for my course.” — Donald Palmer, Union County College
Table of Contents
1. The Goals of Correctional Policy
2. The History of Punishment
3. Jails
4. Probation
5. Intermediate Sanctions
6. Postimprisonment Community Supervision
7. Prison Populations
8. Convict Society
9. Female Offenders
10. The Legal Rights of Offenders
11. Correctional Programs
12. Managing the Prison
13. The Death Penalty
14. The Future of Corrections