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This textbook is designed for students interested in corrections as a career and for those interested in an applied perspective regarding the corrections professions. Topics covered in this textbook include:- Overview of Corrections- The History of Punishment and Corrections in the USA- Community Supervision- The Correctional Staff- Country Detention and the Role of Probation- Legal Decisions- Classification and Special Rehabilitation- The Prison - Prison Population ManagementThe textbook also features interviews with individuals who have experience working in the corrections field and an interview with a former prisoner.