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Community Corrections : Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions - Joan Petersilia

Community Corrections

Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions

By: Joan Petersilia (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9780195105438
Number Of Pages: 240

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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 corrections.

Industry Reviews

"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 College

Preface 1. THE EVOLUTION OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS Introduction Mark C. Dean-Myrda and Francis T. Cullen: The Panacea Pendulum: An Account of Community as a Response to Crime 2. THE CURRENT STATE OF PROBATION, PAROLE, AND INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS Introduction Joan Petersilia: A Crime Control Rationale for Reinvesting in Community Corrections Norman Holt: The Current State of Parole in America Patrick A. Langan: Between Prison and Probation: Intermediate Sanctions 3. THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ON OFFENDER RECIDIVISM AND COMMUNITY SAFETY Introduction Michael R. Geerken and Hennessey D. Hayes: Probation and Parole: Public Risk and the Future of Incarceration Alternatives Joan Petersilia and Susan Turner: Prison Versus Probation in California: Implications for Crime and Offender Recidivism 4. EXPERIENCE WITH INTERMEDIATE SANCTIONS: RATIONALE AND PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS Introduction Alan T. Harland: Defining a Continuum of Sanctions: Some Research and Policy Development Implications Michael Tonry: Evaluating Intermediate Sanction Programs Barry Krisberg, Elliot Currie, and David Onek: What Works With Juvenile Offenders? A Review of "Graduated Sanction" Programs 5. COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FOR DRUG-ABUSING OFFENDERS Introduction Michael L. Prendergast, M. Douglas Anglin, and Jean Wellisch: Treatment for Drug-Abusing Offenders Under Community Supervision Susan Turner, Joan Petersilia, and Elizabeth Piper Deschenes: Drug Testing in Community Corrections: Results of an Experimental Evaluation Susan Turner and Douglas Longshore: Evaluating the Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime (TASC) Program 6. ATTITUDES OF OFFENDERS AND THE PUBLIC TOWARD COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS Introduction Julian V. Roberts: American Attitudes About Punishment: Myth and Reality Joan Petersilia and Elizabeth Piper Deschenes: What Punishes? Inmates Rank the Severity of Prison Versus Intermediate Sanctions 7. INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS IN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS Introduction Dan Nevers: Neighborhood Probation: Adapting a "Beat Cop" Concept in Community Supervision Robin Leaf, Arthur Lurigio, and Nancy Martin: Chicago's Project Safeway: Strengthening Probation's Links With the Community Terry Morgan and Stephen D. Marrs: Redmond, Washington's SMART Partnership for Police and Community Corrections Ronald P. Corbett, Jr., Bernard L. Fitzgerald, and James Jordan: Boston's operations Night Light: An Emerging Model for Police-Probation Partnerships 8. CONSIDERING THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS Introduction Andrew von Hirsch: The Ethics of Community-Based Sanctions Paul Gendreau, Francis T. Cullen, and James Bonta: Intensive Rehabilitation Supervision: The Next Generation in Community Corrections? Ronald P. Corbett, Jr.: When Community Corrections Means Business: Introducing "Reinventing" Themes to Probation and Parole Todd R. Clear and Anthony A. Braga: Challenges for Corrections in the Community

ISBN: 9780195105438
ISBN-10: 0195105435
Series: Readings in Crime and Punishment
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.36  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.34