Community Corrections: Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195105438
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/1997
  • Series: Readings in Crime and Punishment Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

University of California, Irvine
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Evolution of Community Corrections 1
The Panacea Pendulum: An Account of Community as a Response to Crime
2 The Current State of Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions 19
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 49
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 68
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 111
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 142
American Attitudes About Punishment: Myth and Reality
What Punishes? Inmates Rank the Severity of Prison Versus Intermediate Sanctions
7 Innovative Programs in Community Corrections 160
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 Operation Night Light: An Emerging Model for Police-Probation Partnerships
8 Considering the Future of Community Corrections 187
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 Community
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