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    New Edition of American Corrections is the Ideal Text for Undergraduate Introduction to Corrections Courses

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 17, 2018 1:32:24 PM

    American Corrections, 3rd Edition by Matt DeLisi and Peter Conis

    US Corrections from A to Z

    The new edition of American Corrections: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice by Matt DeLisi of Iowa State Universit and Peter J. Conis of Des Moines Area Community College is here and ready for course adoption. The Third Edition continues to offer an engaging, scholarly, and student-friendly exploration into the US correctional system. Beginning with sentencing and offender classification and proceeding to parole and reentry, the text walks students through the entire correctional system and its processes. This progression from foundations to specializations lays the groundwork for a solid understanding of US corrections and prepares students for a variety of careers within the US criminal justice system. With its clear writing style and apolitical approach, American Corrections: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice, Third Edition is the obvious choice for learning about the American correctional system.

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    NEW & POPULAR FEATURES:DeLisiAC3e_Email_Multi_280w280h

    • NEW visually stunning and modern interior design with new photos and updated art engages the student and enhances their learning experience
    • All chapters have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest information and statistics
    • Over 20 NEW boxed features highlight important modern cases and thought-provoking topics
    • NEW content on restorative justice restitution programs, the Federal Post Conviction Risk Assessment (PCRA), the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, and more
    • NEW and EXPANDED coverage of technical violations, social support theory, offender reentry, and more current thought-provoking topics
    • Popular features - Corrections Focus, Corrections Research, Corrections Brief, Corrections History, and Corrections in the News - have been retained and modernized to suit a new generation of learners
    • Presents classic and cutting-edge contemporary research drawing from the fields of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, government, and public policy
    • High-quality instructors resources include lecture slides in PowerPoint format, a comprehensive Test Bank, and an Instructor’s Manual containing Lecture Notes and Chapter Outlines


    Learn more about American Corrections, 3rd Ed.

    Topics: New Edition, Corrections, Criminal Justice