Historical, Philosophical, and Pragmatic Approach to Penology

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This volume is an excellent survey text, as it synthesizes the historical, theoretical, religious and philosophical areas of penology in the past four centuries. The pragmatic and illustrative nature of the text will give even seasoned veterans of the corrections system a better understanding of penology, and a more consistent and congruent development of their applications of correctional policy and practices. Includes case studies which show the broad spectrum of criminals and the variety of procedures employed with prisoners. Sociologists, psychologists, social workers, attorneys, parole and probation officers, correction officers, as well as many on the periphery of the criminal justice system will be enlightened by this text.

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