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NCJ Number: 37806 Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS - A READER
Editor(s): B GALAWAY; J HUDSON; C D HOLLISTER
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 320
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ANTHOLOGY OF 24 ITEMS WHICH PRESENT THE RATIONALE FOR DEINSTITUTIONALIZING CORRECTIONS, PROVIDE DESCRIPTIONS OF COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, AND OUTLINE ISSUES PERTINENT TO THE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DELIVERY SYSTEM.
Abstract: INTENDED AS A TEXT FOR COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS COURSES, THIS BOOK ALSO PROVIDES AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD FOR PRACTITIONERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO UPDATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE BASE CONCERNING COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ISSUES AND PROGRAMS. MATERIALS RELATING TO PROGRAMS OF DIVERSION AND EMERGING FORMS OF RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ARE PRESENTED AS WELL AS NEWER TRENDS IN THE MORE TRADITIONAL PROGRAMS OF PROBATION AND PAROLE. IN ADDITION, JAIL AND DETENTION FACILITIES ARE PRESENTED AS PROVIDING SHORT-TERM PROGRAMMING FOR OFFENDERS. AMONG THE SPECIFIC TOPICS COVERED IN THIS TEXT ARE THE DISSOLUTION OF THE TRAINING SCHOOLS IN MASSACHUSETTS, DIVERSION PROGRAMMING IN MINNESOTA, COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ENGLAND, RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS, WORK RELEASE, AND PAROLE PROGRAMS. ISSUES IN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ARE ALSO EXAMINED, INCLUDING CORRECTIONS DECENTRALIZATION, CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT, RIGHTS OF OFFENDERS, AND EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS.
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Course materials; Diversion programs; Probation or parole services; Program evaluation; Work release
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