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NCJ Number: 163569 Find in a Library
Title: Contemporary Community Corrections, Second Edition
Author(s): T Ellsworth
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 461
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88133-883-4
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book contains 25 articles on change and contemporary practice in the field of community corrections, including several which focus on alternate sanctions, and the effectiveness issue.
Abstract: Articles in the first part of the book examine the historical roots of community corrections; the philosophy that directs policy formulation and day-to-day activities of those who work in the field; goals; probation systems; and costs and benefits, subsidy modes and start-up recommendations. Part Two focuses on Investigation and Offender Supervision, including: a typology of presentence probation investigators; the problems faced by probation and parole agencies; and probation supervision. Part Three describes alternative sanctions: Intensive Supervision Probation, Intensive Rehabilitation Supervision, community service, and electronic monitors. Part Four discusses the effectiveness of institutional and community-based programs, measuring the performance of community corrections, and predictors of success. Part Five addresses legal and ethical issues. Part Six concerns the future of community corrections and consists of a single article on reintegrating the concept of community into community-based corrections. Tables, references, charts, notes, bibliographies, figures, exhibits
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community service programs; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Correctional reform; Corrections management; Diversion programs; Electronic monitoring of offenders; Halfway houses; Intensive probation; Intensive supervision programs; Intermittent sentences; Parole; Probation; Split sentences; Work release
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