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August 2, 1952

Contemporary Correction

JAMA. 1952;149(14):1355. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930310091033

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This book presents a comprehensive symposium on the major developments and trends in the field of correction. In the foreword Sanford Bates, commissioner of the Department of Institutions and Agencies of the state of New Jersey, says, "Our penal system cannot yet be held as a success. It is the hope of Dr. Paul Tappan and the rest of us that this volume may do something toward encouraging and stimulating more widespread and persistent effort to make it so." With this purpose in mind the editor has obtained articles by qualified leaders in their respective fields and has grouped them under five main headings: part 1, Correction: Preliminary Consideration; part 2, Administrative Organization and Classification; part 3, Programs in the Correctional Institution; part 4, Types of Correctional Institutions; part 5, Extramural Treatment. To one unfamiliar with this field the book will provide an amazing experience in the revelation of the

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