Community Corrections

Community Corrections : Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions

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Community corrections has undergone a revolution over the past decade. Probation and parole populations have more than doubled as offenders continue to commit more serious crimes. Money for these programs has not increased, placing pressure on the programs to create tougher but cheaper sanctions and at the same time promising to rehabilitate offenders and keep communities safe. New programs have been set up, among them electronic monitoring, boot camps, and house arrest - some successful, others not. Although probation and parole do receive a great deal of public attention - particularly when a new crime is committed - there is relatively little scholarly literature or serious discussion of the subject. Community Corrections fills this gap, bringing together twenty-two readings covering the best available information on the current context, implementation, and impact of community-based sanctions. It offers policy-relevant information and identifies "what works" in community corrections, answering the most basic questions - what services are provided and at what cost; who receives probation and parole; and what programs are most effective. Designed for students, correctional professionals, and policymakers, Community Corrections brings readers up to date on the issues, data, and programs that comprise community corrections. Several of the articles appear here for the first time, while others have either been previously printed or updated specifically for this volume. Providing an overview of the changing face of community corrections and the debates surrounding it, this text provides commentary on and assessments of various programs, showing the great unrealized promise in community more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 163.6 x 232.7 x 11.9mm | 335.66g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195105435
  • 9780195105438

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The book is a must-read for community corrections professionals and their academic bretheren and will bring both a step closer to realizing "the unrealized promise of community corrections."...a truly significant contribution to the community corrections literature. Federal Probation A concise, timely, and well organized reader. Kevin E. Courtright, Hilbert Collegeshow more

Table of contents

Preface ; 1. THE EVOLUTION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ; Introduction ; The Panacea Pendulum: An Account of Community as a Response to Crime ; 2. THE CURRENT STATE OF PROBATION, PAROLE, AND INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS ; Introduction ; A Crime Control Rationale for Reinvesting in Community Corrections ; The Current State of Parole in America ; Between Prison and Probation: Intermediate Sanctions ; 3. THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ON OFFENDER RECIDIVISM AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ; Introduction ; Probation and Parole: Public Risk and the Future of Incarceration Alternatives ; Prison Versus Probation in California: Implications for Crime and Offender Recidivism ; 4. EXPERIENCE WITH INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS: RATIONALE AND PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS ; Introduction ; Defining a Continuum of Sanctions: Some Research and Policy Development Implications ; Evaluating Intermediate Sanction Programs ; What Works With Juvenile Offenders? A Review of "Graduated Sanction" Programs ; 5. COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FOR DRUG-ABUSING OFFENDERS ; Introduction ; Treatment for Drug-Abusing Offenders Under Community Supervision ; Drug Testing in Community Corrections: Results of an Experimental Evaluation ; Evaluating the Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC) Program ; 6. ATTITUDES OF OFFENDERS AND THE PUBLIC TOWARD COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ; Introduction ; American Attitudes About Punishment: Myth and Reality ; What Punishes? Inmates Rank the Severity of Prison Versus Intermediate Sanctions ; 7. INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS IN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ; Introduction ; Neighborhood Probation: Adapting a "Beat Cop" Concept in Community Supervision ; Chicago's Project Safeway: Strengthening Probation's Links With the Community ; Redmond, Washington's SMART Partnership for Police and Community Corrections ; Boston's operations Night Light: An Emerging Model for Police-Probation Partnerships ; 8. CONSIDERING THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ; Introduction ; The Ethics of Community-Based Sanctions ; Intensive Rehabilitation Supervision: The Next Generation in Community Corrections? ; When Community Corrections Means Business: Introducing "Reinventing" Themes to Probation and Parole ; Challenges for Corrections in the Communityshow more

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