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Corrections in the Community is an introductory text that provides a solid foundation of the most recent and salient information available on the broad and dynamic subject of community corrections. It explores the issues and practices facing community corrections, using the latest research in the field, in a way that makes it easy to use and understand. This book provides students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of community corrections.
-George Thomas, Criminal Justice, North Carolina Central University
Congratulations to Latessa and Smith on the publication of the 6th edition of Corrections in the Community! As a frequent user of their earlier editions, I eagerly awaited the publication of this 6th edition because the earlier editions had been so successful in meeting the needs of my students in what I was searching for as a text for my community based corrections classes. Student feedback was extremely positive regarding the earlier editions, but the 6th edition, in particular, will greatly improve on an already solid theoretical and applied foundation. Latessa and Smith have always provided the needed merging of theory and practice for this area of corrections and I find this to be even more evident in this latest iteration. The addition of the new materials on drug courts and specialty courts has greatly enhanced this relatively new area in community based corrections —-and rightly so! As one who has been involved in drug court research and evaluation for more than twenty years, I found this timely examination of the research and practice to be a fair and accurate reflection of what is occurring with drug and specialty courts today. It is a very readable and thoughtful book which should greatly enhance the field for both academics and practitioners alike—-I highly recommend this book!
-Bill Wakefield, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Corrections in the Community is an easy-to-read textbook that provides a comprehensive introduction to probation, parole, alternative sentencing and community programming. While Latessa and Smith deftly cover the major tenets underlying community corrections, their new chapter on problem-solving courts is a timely addition given the recent growth in these courts across the U.S.
-Grant Duwe, Director, Research and Evaluation, Minnesota Department of Corrections
1. The Criminal Justice System
2. What Works in Correctional Intervention?
4. Juveniles and Community Corrections
5. Parole in America
6. Roles of Probation and Parole Officers
7. Strategies for Classifying, Managing, and Providing Services to Offenders
8. Intermediate Sanctions
9. Community Residential Correctional Programs
10. Special Populations in Community Corrections
11. The Effectiveness of Corrections in the Community
12. The Future of Corrections in the Community