This edited collection brings together leading international academics and researchers to provide a comprehensive body of literature that informs the future of prison and wider corrective services training, education, research, policy and practice. This volume addresses a range of 21st century issues faced by modern corrective services including, prison overcrowding, young and ageing offenders, mental health, sexual assault in corrective facilities, trans communities in corrective services and radicalisation of offenders within corrective services. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach and drawing together theoretical and practice debates, the book comprehensively considers current challenges and future trajectories for corrective systems, the people within them and service delivery. This volume will also be a welcomed resource for academics and researchers who have an interest in prisons, corrective services practice and broader criminal justice issues. It will also be of interest to those who want to join corrective services, those who are currently training to become personnel in corrective services and related allied professions, and those who are currently working in the field.

part 1|100 pages


chapter 21|13 pages

Frameworks for punishment

Implications for 21st-century corrective services
ByPiero Moraro

chapter 2|13 pages

The use of the death sentence

ByRobert Johnson, Esther Matthews

chapter 3|14 pages

Wrongful convictions and the implications for corrective services

ByMichele Ruyters, Greg Stratton, Monique Moffa

chapter 4|14 pages

Prison overcrowding

Examining the problem through the prism of the European Court of Human Rights
ByGaëtan Cliquennois, Philip Birch

chapter 5|15 pages

The digital prison

Towards an ethics of technology
ByVictoria Knight, Steven Van De Steene

chapter 6|14 pages

Privatising corrections

Rethinking the issue
ByJane Andrew, Max Baker, Christine Cooper, Jonathan Tweedie

chapter 7|15 pages

A forgotten profession

The need to invest in the wellbeing of prison officers
ByAndrew J. Clements, Gail Kinman

part 2|86 pages


chapter 1028|13 pages

Children in care

The criminalisation of children
ByEmma Colvin, Alison Gerard, Andrew McGrath

chapter 9|14 pages

Abolition or expansion? Youth corrections in an era of reform

ByLaura S. Abrams, Kaylyn C. Canlione

chapter 10|13 pages

Ageing in prison

Implications for inmates and corrections
ByRhonda Shaw

chapter 11|17 pages

Transgender prisoners

From ‘forgotten group’ to a ‘legitimate’ vulnerable population in corrections
ByRoberto Hugh Potter, Stephen T. Holmes

chapter 12|13 pages

Prison gangs

ByCamila Nunes Dias, Michelle Butler, Gavin Slade

chapter 13|14 pages

Taking stock of sexual victimization among youth in correctional facilities

Is it time to apply the evidence to reduce risk?
ByEileen M. Ahlin

part 3|87 pages


chapter 18814|14 pages

Mental health and services in prisons and jails

ByDaniel Semenza, Meghan Novisky

chapter 15|13 pages

Adopting a ‘creative corrections’ approach for offender treatment programs

ByLouise A. Sicard, Philip Birch

chapter 16|14 pages

Dealing with radicalisation in corrective services

A global issue
ByNathan Thompson

chapter 17|16 pages

Managing offenders in the community in the 21st century

Global perspectives
ByMalcolm Pearse

chapter 18|14 pages

Transforming Rehabilitation

A failed experiment in throughcare and offender reintegration
ByMatt Cracknell, Julie Trebilcock

chapter 19|14 pages

Desistance-focused practice

An innovative approach to reducing offending behaviour and building social integration
ByDeirdre Healy