Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice


Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice



Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice offers students a 21st-century look into the treatment and rehabilitative themes that drive modern-day corrections. Written by two academic scholars and former practitioners, Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh, this book provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of corrections, as well as coverage of often-overlooked topics like ethics, comparative corrections, offender classification and assessment, treatment modalities, and specialty courts. This text expertly weaves together research, policy, and practice, enabling students to come away with a foundational understanding of effective punishment and treatment strategies for offenders in correctional institutions.


  • Comprehensive coverage of traditional and cutting-edge concepts, practices, and procedures in 21 brief chapters gives instructors the flexibility to choose which chapters to cover.
  • Unique chapters on rarely presented topics such as ethics, specialty courts, and comparative corrections familiarize students with relevant topics and issues facing today's correctional system.
  • Chapter-opening vignettes provide a ground-level view of corrections from perspective of correctional practitioners, inmates, and others to show how research, policy, and practice play out in the real world.
  • Chapter-opening self-quizzes help students assess their knowledge before reading the chapters, enhancing their study and learning.
  • Policy and Research boxes illustrate key points related to policy issues and discuss how research has informed modern practices to improve future policies and procedures.
  • Ethical Issues boxes prepare students for common ethical dilemmas relating to corrections and encourage them to think critically about the need for ethical behavior.
  • Perspective From a Practitioner boxes give students a real-world perspective on what it's like to work in a wide array of careers related to corrections.





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Los Angeles

Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice