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Experiencing Corrections

Experiencing Corrections
From Practitioner to Professor

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April 2011 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Experiencing Corrections: Lessons from the Field is a collection of essays written by scholars in the academic community with practical experience in corrections. Each essay contains the author's valuable and insightful reflections on their efforts to achieve important objectives while they were employed in the field. They review the types of knowledge (both academic and expert) that have been garnered by those who have been correctional practitioners and are now academic scholars. In retrospectively applying their theories and perspectives to corrections, it is hoped that a marriage between academics and practice can be developed.
1. Introduction: Connecting Academics and Practice in Corrections
John Fuller
2. Looking Back: Reflections of a Probation and Parole Officer
Staci Strobl
3. Presentence Officers as Beasts of Burden: Coping with Drug Mule Cases in an Age of Punitive Sentencing
Eric Wodahl
4. Experiencing the ISP Movement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Jeffrey Ross
5. Patient Evaluations R Us: The Dynamics of Power Relations in a Forensic Psychiatric Facility from the Bottom Up
David Polizzi
6. Re-discovering Possibility: Humanistic Psychology and Offender Treatment
Kelly Cheeseman Dial
7. Administrative Work in Institutional Corrections
Gennifer Furst
8. The Experiences of an Outsider Spending Time Inside
Lucien Lombardo
9. Learning Corrections - Linking Experience and Research
Tiffiney Barfield-Cottledge
10. Corrections: Experiences in State Parole
Robert Duran
11. An Attempt to Change Disproportionate Minority Contact by Working in Youth Corrections
Lee Michael Johnson
12. Helping Residential Youth Pursue Their Interests: Good for Youth and the Youth Worker
Cassandra Reyes
13. Experiencing the Parallels Between Juvenile and Adult Community Corrections
Everette Penn
14. Working with Minority Juveniles in Residential Treatment
N. Prabha Unnithan
15. Working in Corrections and Teaching about the Field: A Short-Term Insider's Perspective
Robert Meier and Teresa Smith
16. Experiencing the Criminal Justice System: Lessons for Later Criminological Understanding
17. Conclusion: An Essay on the Essays

Was not appropriate for the course.

Dr Dena Hanley
Political Science Dept, University of Akron
September 26, 2013

Lee Michael Johnson

Lee Michael Johnson is an assistant professor of criminology at the University of West Georgia. He earned a PhD in Sociology from Iowa State University, and his background includes work with behavior-disordered and delinquent youth in residential treatment. His research and writing interests are in juvenile delinquency, victimology, and criminal justice policy and practice, and he has published articles in journals such as Youth and Society, Journal of Social Psychology, Czech Sociological Review, Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, and the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. Dr. Johnson regularly teaches juvenile... More About Author

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