Encyclopedia of Community Corrections

Overview

In response to recognition in the late 1960s and early 1970s that traditional incarceration was not working, alternatives to standard prison settings were sought and developed. One of those alternatives?community-based corrections?had been conceived in the 1950s as a system that might prove more progressive, humane, and effective, particularly with people who had committed less serious criminal offenses and for whom incarceration, with constant exposure to serious offenders and career criminals, might prove more ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $44.43   
  • New (8) from $95.94   
  • Used (2) from $44.43   
Sending request ...

Overview

In response to recognition in the late 1960s and early 1970s that traditional incarceration was not working, alternatives to standard prison settings were sought and developed. One of those alternatives—community-based corrections—had been conceived in the 1950s as a system that might prove more progressive, humane, and effective, particularly with people who had committed less serious criminal offenses and for whom incarceration, with constant exposure to serious offenders and career criminals, might prove more damaging than rehabilitative. The alternative of community corrections has evolved to become a substantial part of the criminal justice and correctional system, spurred in recent years not so much by a progressive, humane philosophy as by dramatically increasing prison populations, court orders to “fix” overextended prison settings, and an economic search for cost savings. Although community correction programs have been in place for some 40 years now, to date no comprehensive reference resource has tackled this topic. Accessible and jargon-free and available in both print and electronic formats, the one-volume Encyclopedia of Community Corrections will explore all aspects of community corrections, from its philosophical foundation to its current inception.

Features & Benefits:

  • 150 signed entries (each with Cross References and Further Readings) are organized in A-to-Z fashion to give students easy access to the full range of topics in community corrections.
  • A thematic Reader’s Guide in the front matter groups entries by broad topical or thematic areas to make it easy for users to find related entries at a glance.
  • In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with a detailed Index and the Cross References to provide users with convenient search-and-browse capacities.
  • A Chronology in the back matter helps students put individual events into broader historical context.
  • A Glossary provides students with concise definitions to key terms in the field.
  • A Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and web sites (along with the Further Readings accompanying each entry) guides students to further resources in their research journeys.
  • An Appendix offers statistics from the Bureau of Justice.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"The nearly 200 signed entries in this unique, comprehensive resource on alternatives to incarceration will be helpful to practitioners, students, researchers, and general readers...Highly recommended for most public and academic libraries, this is essential for special and academic libraries with criminal-justice programs. "— Arthur Meyers
Booklist - Arthur Meyers
"The nearly 200 signed entries in this unique, comprehensive resource on alternatives to incarceration will be helpful to practitioners, students, researchers, and general readers...Highly recommended for most public and academic libraries, this is essential for special and academic libraries with criminal-justice programs. "
Library Journal
The stated purpose of this book is to educate students and teachers about the benefits of community corrections—meaning alternatives to incarceration—for offenders. Barton-Bellessa (criminology and criminal justice, Indiana State Univ.; Community-Based Corrections) and an impressive array of academics explain, in alphabetically arranged entrries ("Case Management," "Victim Impact Statements," "Juvenile Aftercare") how these programs can be more effective than traditional methods of punishment and allow the offender to remain a viable part of the community. This assertion is particularly persuasive in the discussions regarding problems related to incarceration, including contentious relationships with family members, reentry into the community, and loss of parental rights. VERDICT For those with little or no knowledge of this type of service, this title outlines some intriguing viewpoints.—Christine Sharbrough, Derry P.L., NH
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412990837
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at Indiana State University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College, her master's degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and her Ph D from the University of Cincinnati. Her journal publications have been in the area of community corrections, correctional officer job satisfaction, cognitive programming, and the juvenile justice system.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)