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Community Corrections

Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions

Edited by Joan Petersilia

Publication Date - December 1997

ISBN: 9780195105438

240 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $84.99

Description

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.

Table of Contents

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