As prison populations increase in Australia and worldwide, Corrections Criminology is a timely stocktake of what we know about corrections. The book encompasses corrections in the community as well as private and public prisons, and is written by leading academics and senior practitioners.
The book covers seven main themes:
Trends in Correctional Populations (in Australia and worldwide)
The Objectives, Standards and Efficacy of Imprisonment, including key issues such as accountability, treatment of prisoners, security and privatisation
Special Prison Populations, such as Indigenous, female and ageing prisoners
Prisoner Health, including mental health and strategies for minimising self-harm
Rehabilitation and Reparation, including consideration of "what works?" and post-release support
Correctional Officers, particularly considering the changing career of corrections staff and
Future Directions in corrections.