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NCJ Number: 164933 Find in a Library
Title: Corrections in the Community
Author(s): E J Latessa; H E Allen
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 479
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-236-6
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview of community corrections focuses on the criminal justice system, sentencing, probation and parole, case management and service delivery strategies, intermediate sanctions, and community residential corrections programs.
Abstract: Two chapters on sentencing are concerned with sentencing decisions and options, determinate and indeterminate sentences, changes in sentencing practices, sentencing reform, presentence investigations, and intermediate controls. Chapters on probation and parole look at the historical development of probation and parole in the United States, juvenile probation, probation conditions, restitution, community service, probation revocation, the parole selection process, shock parole, factors influencing parole decisions, recidivism, parole revocation, and responsibilities of probation and parole officers. Final chapters discuss caseload assignment models, casework supervision versus brokerage supervision, case management classification systems, service delivery strategies, intermediate sanctions (intensive supervision, electronic monitoring, and house arrest), community residential corrections programs, the effectiveness of community corrections, and the future of community corrections. References, notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult)
Index Term(s): Corrections effectiveness; Determinate Sentencing; Educational courses; Electronic monitoring of offenders; History of corrections; House arrest; Indeterminate sentences; Intensive supervision programs; Juvenile probation; Parole; Parole conditions; Probation; Probation conditions; Probation or parole officers; Recidivism; Sentencing reform; Sentencing/Sanctions
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