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Community Corrections

Community Corrections

Second Edition

© 2014 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Offering comprehensive coverage with an applied, practical perspective, Community Corrections, Second Edition covers all the major topics in the field while emphasizing reintegration and community partnerships and focusing strongly on assessment, risk prediction, and classification. Author Robert D. Hanser draws on his expertise with offender treatment planning, special needs populations, and the comparative criminal justice fields to present a complete assessment of the issues and challenges facing community corrections today. Insights into how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in community corrections are illustrated by such things as the increasing role technology plays in the field.
Chapter 1. Definitions, History, and Development of Community Corrections
Chapter 2. Community Corrections: Public Safety is Job One
Chapter 3. Assessment and Risk Prediction
Chapter 4. The Role of the Practitioner
Chapter 5. Legal Liabilities and Risk Management
Chapter 6. Specific Aspects Related to Probation
Chapter 7. Specific Aspects Related to Parole
Chapter 8. Needs-Based Case Management and Case Planning
Chapter 9. The Viability of Treatment Perspectives
Chapter 10. Community-Based Residential Treatment Facilities
Chapter 11. Intermediate Sanctions
Chapter 12. Restorative Justice
Chapter 13. Juvenile Offenders
Chapter 14. Specialized and Problematic Offender Typologies
Chapter 15. Diversity Issues and Cultural Competence in a Changing Era
Chapter 16. Program Evaluation, Evidence Based Practices, and Future Trends in Community Corrections

Loved the book very interesting.

Mrs Taylor Williams
Mason City, Buena Vista University
April 6, 2015
Key features


  • A new chapter on restorative justice and community corrections has been added.
  • Increased emphasis is offered on evidence-based practices in community corrections.
  • Sharing Your Opinion questions at the end of each chapter allow students an opportunity to express their own views on issues touched on in the chapters.
  • Food for Thought questions at the end of each chapter follow a summary of a relevant research article to have students to think critically about the issues presented in the article summary.
  • Updated data and photos are included throughout the book.


  • Incorporates What Would You Do? assignments that ask students to determine the best course of action for legal issues dealing with specific challenges in community supervision.
  • Includes Focus Topics boxes to add depth and detail to selected important and interesting topics and issues.
  • Offers Applied Theory inserts throughout the book to provide a clear and focused application of a specified theory to a particular issue or set of issues in community corrections.
  • Presents specialized needs caseload models to help students understand the increasing need for community supervision officers to be well-versed on special offender typologies, including sex offenders, mentally ill offenders, those with communicable diseases, and drug offenders.
  • Gives students hands-on practice in community corrections through the completion of mock Pre-sentence Investigation Reports (PSIs).
  • Provides Cross-National Perspective boxes to demonstrate common themes in community supervision around the world, as well as different but viable approaches used in other countries.
  • Offers Applied Exercises at the ends of chapters to help students reflect on their understanding of each chapter's content and to demonstrate their competence in using the information, techniques, and processes that they have learned.

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