The Encyclopedia of Corrections is an up–to–date, authoritative two–volume reference work for the field of corrections and criminal justice featuring over 280 detailed scholarly entries. Under the general editorship of Kent R. Kerley, it brings together the latest work in the field from a range of top criminal justice scholars and practitioners from around the world. It provides comprehensive coverage of basic topics in corrections, including history, trends and types of punishment, correctional theory, policy, and law, and summarizes the latest theory and practice in major topical areas within corrections, such as sentencing, community corrections, jails and prisons, special populations, women, juveniles, treatment, prisoner reentry, and the death penalty.
It features an engaging and jargon–free writing style that will appeal to those coming to the topic for the first time.
With a broad range of cutting–edge examples drawn from criminal justice systems throughout the US and around the world, the Encyclopedia is the essential go–to resource for students, scholars, and researchers studying and working in the fields of corrections and criminal justice. This work is also available as an online resource at [external URL]