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With only a handful of exceptions, most convicted criminals will be released back to the streets, sometimes to live in the same communities where they were caught and convicted. Clear and Dammer's thought-provoking look at community corrections and the reality of "offenders among us" offers a full range of new and traditional approaches for safely bringing past offenders into the community. The Offender in the Community includes comprehensive, cutting-edge discussion of new sanctions and risk management. Standard approaches such as parole and probation are also covered.
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Looks at new and traditional approaches for safely bringing past criminal offenders into the community. Covers standards approaches such as parole and probation, as well as new sanctions and risk management, with chapters on classification of crimes and criminals, diversion, juvenile offenders, and promoting justice in the community. Study aids include chapter summaries, key terms, and discussion questions. Clear is affiliated with John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dammer teaches criminal justice at Niagara University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534253745
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 413
  • Product dimensions: 7.57 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd R. Clear is Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. In addition, he has written several books and is founding editor of the journal CRIMINOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY (ASC). He has conducted extensive research on a range of topics in corrections, including sentencing policy, probation and parole supervision, institutional programs, corrections administration, and community justice. He has received awards from the American Probation and Parole Association, the International Association of Community Corrections, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for his work. During 2001, he was president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and vice president of the American Society of Criminology. Among his books are CONTROLLING THE OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY (with V. O'Leary); HARM IN AMERICAN PENOLOGY, THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (with David Karp); and AMERICAN CORRECTIONS (with G. Cole).

Dr. Harry Dammer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Department at The University of Scranton. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Dayton and his doctorate in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice. In 1993, he received a Fulbright Scholar Award, and with the award he taught and conducted research at the University of Saarland in Germany. Dr. Dammer has published in the areas of international criminal justice, community corrections, and the practice of religion in the correctional environment. His other recent publications include two books. In 2000 Dr. Dammer published RELIGION IN CORRECTIONS with the American CorrectionalAssociation. In 2002, Dr. Dammer published (with Todd Clear) the second edition of THE OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY. Dr. Dammer has conducted a Men's Council (support) group at Attica correctional facility and is on two Boards: The Jesus the Liberator Seminary for Religious Justice in Buffalo, N.Y. (a seminary that trains ex-offenders), and the Catholic Conference of New York Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

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Table of Contents

1 The Offender in the Community 1
2 Offenders in the Community Through History 31
3 The Classification of Crimes and Criminals 58
4 Building Community Corrections 81
5 Managing and Reducing Risk in Community Corrections 110
6 Offenders Under Diversion 156
7 Intermediate Sanctions 196
8 Probation 244
9 Promoting Justice in the Community 303
10 Parole 343
11 Special Offenders in the Community 397
12 The Juvenile Offender in the Community 427
13 The Future of the Offender in the Community 468
Glossary 479
Index 486
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