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Turnstile Justice: Issues in American Corrections
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Turnstile Justice: Issues in American Corrections (Paperback)

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A core text for courses in Introduction to Corrections/Correctional Issues and a supplemental text for courses across the criminal justice/corrections spectrum.

This collection of thoughtful and critical readings on the major issues facing corrections today offers a perspective for analyzing the social context within which current American punishment philosophy and practice take place. Each chapter deals with a major topic, policy, or strategy that is currently generating debate in the correctional field, and varying points of view reflect the diversity of thought on each critical issue. The author of each chapter provides factual information and data on an issue or topic and then invites students to step back and critically examine the impact of the correctional problem on the system or society.

Ted Alleman was an instructor of sociology and criminal justice at two Pennsylvania State University campuses for 20 years. Drawing on his experience as a systems analyst, he designed a computerized jail management system used in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and authored the text Introduction to Computing in Criminal Justice (1996). Mr. Alleman also taught in several Pennsylvania correctional institutions. Rosemary L. Gido is associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The former director of research, Office of Program and Policy Analysis, New York State Commission of Correction, she directed the first national prison-based study of HIV/AIDS in the New York State prison system. A teacher at the college or university level for 30 years, her current research interest is a criminological analysis of the Molly Maguires. Dr. Gido is the editor of The Prison Journal.

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