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Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory, Paperback, 3 Edition by Carlson, Peter M.

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Paperback: 3 Edition
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Publication Date: 2013-09-04
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Paperback : 679 pages
Edition: 3 Edition
Author: Carlson, Peter M.
ISBN-10: 1449653057
ISBN-13: 9781449653057

Product Description Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of the best-selling textbook Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory covers all aspects of prison administration, from organizational structure and management accountability to food service, personnel corruption, and the impact of technology on penal institutions. Authored by over sixty leading experts in the field, the text provides students with a unique balance of practice and theory, and includes suggested readings, learning objectives, and discussion questions to help students gain an in-depth understanding of the material. The third edition includes all-new pedagogical features, instructor resources, and new chapters on current topics, such as women offenders, the world of a corrections officer, hiring and retention of staff, institution pre-release programs, and restorative justice. The most comprehensive and accessible prison administration textbook available, Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory, Third Edition is essential reading for students in correctional administration courses. About the Author Peter M. Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Christopher Newport University, Newport, News, Virginia. He is retired from a 30-year career with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), where he served as the Assistant Director of the Agency, Regional Director of the Western Region, and Warden of three federal prisons. He received his BA degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and an MS in education from Western Oregon University. He also earned a master's degree and doctorate degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

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