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Community-Based Corrections
A Text/Reader



© 2012 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A companion website is available for this text

Community Based Corrections: A Text/Reader is a text-reader that includes a collection of carefully selected, edited articles on community-based corrections that have previously appeared in a number of leading criminal justice academic journals. This book is a substitute for a 'standard' community-based corrections textbook, without becoming 'standard' because it will include text and original articles along with current research.

The book is divided into eleven Sections that will include 15 pages of authored text and 3-4 significant research-based articles with a policy orientation. The articles will provide the reader with a grasp of the development and current status of research on the various community-based corrections topics.

Ancillaries include instructor and student resource sites. Instructors will be provided test questions and PowerPoint slides. Materials on the student study site will include self-study quizzes and extra articles for each section of the book.

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Section I. History and Development of Community-Based Corrections
 
How to Read a Research Article
Readings:  
1. The Ethics of Community-Based Sanctions, by Andrew von Hirsch  
2. What Influences Offenders' Willingness to Serve Alternative Sanctions? by David C. May and Peter B. Wood  
3. When the Policy Becomes the Problem: Criminal Justice in the New Millennium, by Sara Steen and Rachel Bandy  
 
Section II. Pretrial Release and Diversion
Readings:  
4. The Impact of Gender and Race-Ethnicity in the Pretrial Release Process, by Stephen Demuth and Darrell Steffensmeier  
5. State Administration of Drug Courts: Exploring Issues of Authority, Funding, and Legitimacy, by Cary Heck and Aaron Roussell  
 
Section III. Restorative Justice
Readings:  
6. Restorative Practices in Instituttional Settings and at Release: Victim Wrap Around Programs, by Martha Henderson Hurley  
7. The Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Practices: A Meta-Analysis, by Jeff Latimer, Craig Dowden, and Danielle Muise  
 
Section IV. The Viability of Treatment Perspectives
Readings:  
8. A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Thinking for a Change: A "Real-World" Application, by Christopher T. Lowenkamp, Dana Hubbard, Matthew D. Makarios, and Edward J. Latessa  
9. Offender Coercion in Treatment: A Meta-Analysis of Effectiveness, by Karen K. Parhar, J. Stephen Wormith, Dena M. Derkzen, and Adele M. Beauregard  
 
Section V. Assessment and Risk Prediction
Readings:  
10. The LSI-R and the COMPAS: Validation Data on Two Risk-Needs Tools, by Tracy L. Fass, Kirk Heilbrun, David DeMatteo, and Ralph Fretz  
11. Can 14,737 Women Be Wrong? A Meta-Analysis of the LSI-R and Recidivism for Female Offenders, by Paula Smith, Francis T. Cullen, and Edward J. Latessa  
 
Section VI. Probation Management and Case Planning
Readings:  
12. Attorney Views on the Use of Private Agencies for Probation Supervision and Treatment, by Leanne Fiftal Alarid and Christine S. Schloss  
13. From the Inside: The Meaning of Probation to Probationers, by Brandon K. Applegate, Hayden P. Smith, Alicia H. Sitren, and Nicolette Fariello Springer  
14. Gender Matters: Differences in State Probation Officer Stress, by Terry Wells, Sharla Colbert, and Risdon N. Slate  
 
Section VII. Community-Based Residential Intermediate Sanctions
Readings:  
15. Removing a Nail From the Boot Camp Coffin: An Outcome Evaluation of Minnesota's Challenge Incarceration Program, by Grant Duwe and Deborah Kerschner  
16. Post-Release Substance Abuse Treatment for Criminal Offenders: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, by Kathryn E. McCollister, Michael T. French, James A. Inciardi, Clifford A. Butzin, Steven S. Martin, and Robert M. Hooper  
 
Section VIII. Community-Based Nonresidential and Economic Intermediate Sanctions
Readings:  
17. The Effectiveness of Community Service Sentences Compared to Traditional Fines for Low-Level Offenders, by Jeffrey A. Bouffard and Lisa R. Mufti  
18. Day Reporting Center Completion: Comparison of Individual and Multilevel Models, by Amy Craddock  
19. Under Surveillance: An Empirical Test of the Effectiveness and Consequences of Electronic Monitoring, by Kathy G. Padgett, William D. Bales, and Thomas G. Blomberg  
 
Section IX. Parole Management, Case Planning, and Reentry
Readings:  
20. Does Parole Work? - Revisited: Reframing the Discussion of the Impact of Postprison Supervision on Offender Outcome, by Melinda D. Schlager and Kelly Robbins  
21. "Punishment on the Installment Plan": Individual-Level Predictors of Parole Revocations in Four States, by Sara Steen and Tara Opsal  
 
Section X. Juvenile Offenders
Readings:  
22. An Experimental Juvenile Probation Program: Effects on Parent and Peer Relationships, by Eve Brank, Jodi Lane, Susan Turner, Terry Fain, and Amber Sehgal  
23. Reconciling the Differences Between the "Gender-Responsive" and the "What Works" Literatures to Improve Services for Girls, by Dana Jones Hubbard and Betsy Matthews  
 
Section XI. Specialized and Problematic Offender Typologies in a Changing Era
Readings:  
24. Closing the Revolving Door? Substance Abuse Treatment as an Alternative to Traditional Sentencing for Drug-Dependent Offenders, by Tara D. Warner and John H. Kramer  
25. Assessment of Community Reintegration on Planning for Sex Offenders: Poor Planning Predicts Recidivism, by Gwenda M. Willis and Randolph C. Grace  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Credits and Sources
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

Companion Website
  • A password-protected Instructor Teaching Site includes test questions and PowerPoint slides
  • An open-access Student Study Site includes self-study quizzes, as well as additional articles for each section of the book

This book provides excellent research examples that allow students to not only better understand community corrections, but also understand how research in the area is conducted.

Mr Michael Alan Hollingsworth
Political Science , Univ Of South Alabama-Baldwin
February 17, 2016

The text book offers useful insights in the area of community corrections. The text book is a must reader for correctional officers and practitioners

Mr Gwatirera Javangwe
Psychology, University of Zimbabwe
June 10, 2015

Considering for Fall 2012 semester

Roscoe Thomas
Criminal Justice Dept, Westfield State College
January 20, 2012

Good combination of current information with current and classic readings in each area.

Professor Rich Wallace
Sociology Dept, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
January 11, 2012

Easy to follow and use for an on-line course

Mr Ronald Kelly
Arts Sciences Div, Pennsylvania State University - Schuylkill Cap College
August 20, 2011

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