Corrections in the Community

ISBN-10: 0323298869
ISBN-13: 9780323298865
Edition: 6th 2015 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $84.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/1/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Corrections in the Community, Sixth Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue to grow in importance. This text provides a solid foundation and includes the most salient information available on the broad and dynamic subject of community corrections. Authors Latessa and Smith organize and evaluate the latest data on the assessment of offender risk/need/responsivity and successful methods that continue to improve community supervision and its effects on different types of clients, from the mentally ill to juveniles. This book provides students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of community corrections and prepares them to evaluate and strengthen these crucial programs. This sixth edition includes a new chapter on specialty drug and other problem-solving courts. Now found in every state, these specialty courts represent a new way to deal with some of the problems that face our citizens, be it substance abuse or reentry to the community from prison. Chapters contain key terms, boxed material, review questions, and recommended readings, and a glossary is provided to clarify important concepts.

Paula Smith is a health psychologist with a community nursing background and a special interest in family caregiving, and pain assessment and management in older people requiring supportive palliative care. She has been involved in health services and palliative care research for the last eleven years, and has presented and published her work widely. Her teaching reflects her clinical and theoretical backgrounds focusing on applied health psychology and palliative care. This has been delivered to a range of health and social care professionals at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. Paula is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.

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