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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
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
  • Suggested answers to all “What Would You Do” exercises and Applied Exercises in the text are provided for your convenience.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.

Loved the book very interesting.

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

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • 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.

KEY FEATURES

  • 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.

For instructors

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