Corrections in the Community


  • Edward Latessa
  • Paula Smith

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.
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Students in the criminal justice field.


Book information

  • Published: January 2011
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-5592-3


"The editors if this textbook believe that it is not good social policy to incarcerate too many of our citizens, and that many can be supervised in the community without seriously jeopardizing public safety. The text covers theoretical and practical aspects of community corrections, with emphasis on how community corrections can succeed operating under the basic philosophy of reintegration<-->connecting offenders with legitimate opportunity and reward structures. Some chapter topics are sentencing, probation, parole, juveniles, offender assessment, intermediate sanctions, and special populations (sex offenders, substance abusers, female offenders, and the mentally ill). The text's two-color layout features b&w photos, key terms, summary boxes, bulleted checklists, brief sidebars, review questions, and a glossary. This fifth edition includes two new chapters surveying what works in community corrections and how programs can be evaluated."--Reference and Research Book News

Table of Contents

1. The Criminal Justice System

2. What Works in Community Corrections

3. Sentencing and Community Corrections

4. Probation

5. Juveniles and Community Corrections

6. Parole in America

7. Roles of Probation and Parole Officers

8. Assessment of Offenders

9. Managing and Providing Services to Offenders

10. Intermediate Sanctions

11. Community Residential Correctional Programs

12. Special Populations in Community Corrections

13. Evaluating Community Corrections

14. The Future of Corrections in the Community