Correctional Theory: Contexts and Consequences

ISBN-13: 9781506306520

ISBN-10: 1506306527

Author: Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson

Edition: Second Edition

Publication date:
2016
Publisher:
SAGE Publications, Inc
Format:
Paperback 352 pages
Category:
Criminology
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Acknowledged author Francis T. Cullen wrote Correctional Theory: Contexts and Consequences comprising 352 pages back in 2016. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1506306527 and 9781506306520. Since then Correctional Theory: Contexts and Consequences textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $12.92 or rent at the marketplace.


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The Second Edition of Correctional Theory: Context and Consequences continues to identify and evaluate the major competing theories used to guide the goals, policies, and practices of the correctional system. Authors Francis T. Cullen and Cheryl Lero Jonson demonstrate that changes in theories can legitimize new ways of treating and punishing offenders, and they help readers understand how transformations in the social and political context of U.S. society impact correctional theory and policy. Designed to motivate readers to become sophisticated consumers of correctional information, the book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based information to guide decisions, rather than relying on nonscientific commonsense or ideology-based beliefs.