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Introduction to Corrections

  • Richard A. Tewksbury
Series / Aspen Criminal Justice Series
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This is that book: The one that is authoritative and readable. The one that covers the subject thoroughly, but is always manageable, navigable, and engaging. It pairs sterling authorship with an accessible style. Like the wind at your back, Richard Tewksbury’s Introduction to Corrections motivates you through a wide range of interesting topics without impediment—because clear text needs no box.

Accessible and authoritative, Richard Tewksbury’s Introduction to Corrections features:
  • A succinct overview of the American correctional system, by a renowned scholar in the field
  • Thorough coverage of course content
    • The structure and operations of correctional systems
    • The history and politics of corrections
    • The goals of corrections in society today
  • A logical organization, from the role of corrections in controlling crime, to an in-depth look at the most troubling issues in corrections today
  • A clean page design
  • Consistently clear and direct narrative style
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About the authors
Richard Tewksbury
Professor of Justice Administration
University of Louisville

Dr. Richard Tewksbury is Professor of Justice Administration and the previous Editor of the journals Justice Quarterly and the American Journal of Criminal Justice. His research is primarily in three areas: institutional corrections, sex offender registration and gendersexualityalternative-lifestyles. His correctional research interests include correctional programming evaluation, and institutional violence. His work with sex offenders focuses on community responses to sex offensesoffenders, and the consequences of sex offender registration. In regards to sexualityalternative-lifestyles Dr. Tewksburyrsquo;s research centers on issues of menrsquo;s sexuality, the structure and processes of casual sexual encounters and sexual lifestyle alternatives. He has published extensively on these issues, and has published a number of books on a wide range of criminal justice and deviance issues. His books include Sexual Deviance, Controversies in Criminal Justice Research Methods, Criminological Theory, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods and Dynamics of Inequality. Dr. Tewksbury is a 2008 recipient of the University of Louisville Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Award, the 2005 Southern Criminal Justice Associationrsquo;s Educator of the Year Award and the 2006 Peter P. Lejinrsquo;s Correctional Research Award from the American Correctional Association. Dr. Tewksbury is also a Past-President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and previously served as both Research Director for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and as a Visiting Fellow with the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Dr. Tewksbury holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from The Ohio State University.

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