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By G. Larry Mays

The 5th version of this top “essentials” textbook on corrections has been absolutely revised and up to date to incorporate new foreign comparative information, and a clean bankruptcy on criminal inmates with distinctive wishes. Unrivalled in scope, it bargains undergraduates a concise yet finished advent to the subject.

  • Includes textual fabrics and assignments formulated to inspire scholars’ severe pondering skills
  • Chapters characteristic textual content bins on key issues of correctional conception and on foreign correctional practice
  • Presented in complete colour all through — together with broad pictures and graphics
  • Includes stand-alone chapters on careers in corrections, gender and ethnicity matters, and sure destiny advancements in corrections
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Hirschi identified four types of ties between individuals and social institutions: Introduction to Corrections ● Attachment is the affection for and sensitivity to members of social groups. Without attachments, the individual is free to deviate. ● Commitment refers to the individual’s stake in conformity—how devoted he or she is to conventionality. ● Involvement is the extent to which the person engages in conventional activities. ● Belief explores the idea that the correctness of norms is variable, that norms (and laws) may not hold the same significance for all people in a society.

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Intelligence, on the other hand, is a broad, all-encompassing ability that defies straightforward or simple definitions” (1991, 132). Nonetheless, support for IQ scores has deep roots in contemporary society, inside and outside race-based discussions (compare Chabris 1998; Fraser 1995; and Herrnstein and Murray 1994). Moreover, some members of our society welcome race-based explanations no matter how weak the evidence. Neopositivists would argue that school performance mediates between IQ scores and crimeproneness (Hindelang 1973).

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